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Title: Help with ICD9 code
Post by: jwangelin on September 09, 2010, 02:42:36 PM
We had a pt come in because of possible retained tampon.  Any suggestions on a ICD9 code.  No tampon was found so I don't think I can use 939.2.   ???
Title: Re: Help with ICD9 code
Post by: medauthor on September 09, 2010, 02:57:45 PM
Did the patient present with abdominal pain??
Title: Re: Help with ICD9 code
Post by: jwangelin on September 09, 2010, 03:05:00 PM
No
Title: Re: Help with ICD9 code
Post by: medauthor on September 09, 2010, 03:07:35 PM
No what?  I am asking you what her symptoms were when she came in?  She just randomly came in with NO symptoms and said "I think I have a tampon stuck in me"?
Title: Re: Help with ICD9 code
Post by: medauthor on September 09, 2010, 03:10:01 PM
I don't know if this would apply--but found on the icd9data.com site, as you can't code for foreign body, as there was none.


for suspected conditions not found V71.* >
2007 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V71.89
Observation for other specified suspected conditions
 V71.83  V71.9
V71.89 is a billable ICD-9-CM medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Newer versions of V71.89: 2008 2009 2010
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index Entries That Refer To V71.89

Title: Re: Help with ICD9 code
Post by: jwangelin on September 09, 2010, 03:28:19 PM
She did not have any abdominal pain, she stated that she put a tampon in and she does not remember taking it out, and then was unable to find any string to take it out, so she came in thinking it was retained, but the dr. could not find it either.
Title: Re: Help with ICD9 code
Post by: Pay_My_Claims on September 09, 2010, 10:44:29 PM
MAYBE HE NEEDED A LONGER HAND AND A FLASHLIGHT lol!!
Title: Re: Help with ICD9 code
Post by: jwangelin on September 10, 2010, 07:23:32 AM
What do you think about using V65.5 "person with feared complaint in whom no diagnosis was made".
Title: Re: Help with ICD9 code
Post by: medauthor on September 10, 2010, 07:41:20 AM
Now that sounds appropriate  :)
Title: Re: Help with ICD9 code
Post by: DMK on September 10, 2010, 10:30:51 AM
That has to be one of the most embarrassing things I've ever heard of.  :-\
Title: Re: Help with ICD9 code
Post by: Pay_My_Claims on September 10, 2010, 12:04:48 PM
LOL, no I worked in the ER and I have stories........

@ JW are you a coder??
Title: Re: Help with ICD9 code
Post by: Michele on September 11, 2010, 07:48:03 PM
I got absolutely nothing to say on this one.
Title: Re: Help with ICD9 code
Post by: oneround on September 14, 2010, 07:01:58 PM
Well as a man viewing this I have learned a lot, an awful lot. lol