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    Default History of suicide attempt

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    Can someone please tell me what a good icd-9 would be for a personal history of suicide attempt? Thank you.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Hollywood, CA


    i would use V15.59
    Sal Valdepena, CCS, CEDC

  3. #3
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    Apr 2007
    St. George Utah Chapter


    I would look at V66.84 Suicidal ideation or 300.9 suicidal tendencies.

  4. #4
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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default V15.9

    Quote Originally Posted by Melissa_M View Post
    I would look at V66.84 Suicidal ideation or 300.9 suicidal tendencies.
    I would not use these codes, Melissa ... unless the current documentation states the patient is suicidal.

    Also, since the original poster did not specify that the previous attempt was injury (vs poisoning), I would use the V15.9 history code.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

  5. #5
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    Apr 2007
    Ft. Worth, Texas


    The code is V62.84 not V66.84. V66.84 does not exist.
    In the def: for V62.84 states thoughts of committing suicide; no actual attempts of suicide has been made. In my opinion list the E code for attempted suicide, however the attempt was made, after the suicidal tendencies DX. Tell the story.


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