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Jan 27th, 2011 - rphelps 615  1 

Needle stick (accidental)

If doing a hepatitis profile due to a patient getting stuck, what would you use for a diagnosis code?

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Jan 28th, 2011 - jschmutz   323 

V15.85 for needle stick

I'm not 100% about the V code, but maybe it will jog someones memory for a better diagnosis.


V15.85 Personal history of contact with and (suspected) exposure to potentially hazardous body fluids


E920.5 Accident caused by hypodermic needle

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Apr 25th, 2012 -

re: Needle stick (accidental)

FOr more specificity you can code in this series

883.0: Open Wound of Fingers........For PW of the finger
V15.85: Personal Hist of Contact To Potenially Hazardous Body Fluids
E920.5: Accident Due to Hypodermic Needle
E849.7: Accident Occurring in Residential Institution
E029.9: Other Activity
E000.0: Civilian Activity Done For Income Or Pay

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