Which International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) code should we use when removing a foreign body (splinter) from a foot?

If there is no mention of infection, code 917.6 (superficial foreign body [splinter] of foot and toes without major open wound and without mention of infection) would be reported. Report code 917.7 (superficial foreign body [splinter] of foot and toes without major open wound, infected) if there is an infection. Report code 892.0 (open wound of foot except toe[s], without mention of complication) or 892.1 (open wound of foot except toe[s], with mention of complication) if the documentation states that the wound is open.

How should we report the administration of epinephrine? We treated a child who came to our office over the weekend with an anaphylactic reaction to berries.

First, the epinephrine is reported with code J0170 (injection, adrenaline, epinephrine, up to 1 mL ampule). Code...

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