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Old 01-28-2010, 04:46 PM
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Default Allergic reactions

Can anyone tell me how you would code a general allergic reaction? Example... A patient comes into the ED with a rash and lip swelling at home. The patient does not have a history of allergies. The patient can not think of what could have caused the reaction. Just remember eating shrimp but has eaten this before without a problem. The MD states Dx as " allergic reaction".
If you can give the E-codes also that would be great.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:30 AM
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I would just code the symptoms since you have no idea to what the patient is allergic.

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Old 02-03-2010, 06:35 PM
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When our Dr states 'allergic reaction'...we would code 995.3 (allergy, unspecified) then the simptoms if needed.
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:10 PM
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How about e codes?
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:11 PM
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We Can't give E-code for allergic reaction . If it is a poisoning caused by Food substance we can code E-code.
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