AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2009 Issue 4; VOLUMES 1 & 2 NEW/REVISED CODES

Poisoning by Psychostimulants

Effective October 1, 2009, code 969.7, Poisoning by psychotropic agent, Psychostimulants, has been expanded to create specific codes to describe poisoning by the different types of psychostimulants such as caffeine (969.71), amphetamines (969.72), methylphenidate (969.73), and other psychostimulants (969.79). Caffeine and amphetamines were previously grouped together under code 969.7. 969.7 Psychostimulants Delete Amphetamine Delete Caffeine New code 969.70 Psychostimulant, unspecified New code 969.71 Caffeine New code 969.72 Amphetamines Methamphetamines New code 969.73 Methylphenidate New code 969.79 Other psychostimulants ...

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