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    Default Overdose ICD-9 codes

    We recently changed to an EMR system and I'm needing to add a list of overdose codes. I can't find the following overdose codes in my coding book or online. Was hoping that someone can help me.


    Etylene Glycol
    Polysubstance
    Synthetic Stimulants (bath salts)
    Tylenol

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    Etylene Glycol -982.8
    Polysubstance-
    Synthetic Stimulants (bath salts)-
    Tylenol - acetaminophen- 965.4

    the other two - we need to dig deeper.
    Sreenivas Sajja-CPC,CCS

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    Thanks. The bath salts are something new that people are overdosing on. So there may not be a code for them yet. But I'm sure there will be a code soon. Thanks for your help..

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    Default Bath Salts

    Bath Salts

    I code

    969.79 if the physician states patient used intentionally to get high. they are stimulants that can cause hallucinations, paranoia etc.

    but if the physician states patient accidently took (like child accidently swallowed) then I code 989.89 + E861.3

    If anyone else has another way of coding it i'd like to hear. thank u



    Sal Valdepena, CCS, CEDC
    Sal Valdepena, CCS, CEDC

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    thanks for the bath salts overdose code.

    I use a different code if a child accidentally take medications. I use 977.9 and E858.9..

    Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcreagan View Post
    thanks for the bath salts overdose code.

    I use a different code if a child accidentally take medications. I use 977.9 and E858.9..

    Thanks for your help.
    977.9 and E858.9 are unspecified codes. If the ingested medications are documented, I'd use those specific codes.

    For the polysubstance OD/poisoning, I use 977.9 when no other documentation is present.

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    2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Book
    Yes you are correct. If the specific medication is not provided then I would use the unspecified codes.

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