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Old 12-31-2007, 06:02 AM
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Which diagnosis code would you use to bill Medicare for the administration of a shingles vaccine? V05.4 (because shingles is caused by the same varicella virus that causes chickenpox) or V04.89 (immunization against a viral disease)?
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V048.9 or V05.8 depending on carrier. I went with V048.9
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Which diagnosis code would you use to bill Medicare for the administration of a shingles vaccine? V05.4 (because shingles is caused by the same varicella virus that causes chickenpox) or V04.89 (immunization against a viral disease)?
We use v04.89 and have no problems with getting pd by any of our carriers.

Roxanne Thames, CPC
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