Author Topic: how to code a 5 year old born to a addict mother  (Read 977 times)

tammy39

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how to code a 5 year old born to a addict mother
« on: October 22, 2010, 11:47:13 AM »
My question is we evaluated this child for speech problems and we want to reference it back to her being born to a cocain addict mother.  The parents put in her history that she is adopted and was exposed to cocain as a fetus.  How can we code this to show her history might affect her speech now.  We can't find a code and I thought that there was a code that could be used.  Would really appreciate any help that we can get.

midwifebiller

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Re: how to code a 5 year old born to a addict mother
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010, 09:43:17 PM »
760.75--Noxious influences affecting fetus or newborn via placenta; cocaine.

While this is a newborn code, there is also 760.71-fetal alcohol syndrome-that I know you can use even after the baby is no longer a newborn, so it makes sense that you could use the cocaine code after the baby is no longer a newborn, too, especially as a secondary code.

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Re: how to code a 5 year old born to a addict mother
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2010, 01:37:48 PM »
Could also be considered a late effect
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