• If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ & read the forum rules. To view all forums, post or create a new thread, you must be an AAPC Member. If you are a member and have already registered for member area and forum access, you can log in by clicking here. If you've forgotten your username or password use our password reminder tool. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below..
  • Important Note: We will be performing a scheduled maintenance on 1st November 2020. The site will be offline from 7:30PM (MT) till midnight. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Allergies -doctor's diagnosis just states

LaSeille

Guest
Messages
84
Best answers
0
Allergies

See 995.3 which states Allergy, unspecified. However, I personally would ask the physician if he can provide more specificity (ie: seasonal allergies, etc). Is the patient being seen/treated specifically for the allergy? If so, is further testing being performed to clarify the type of allergy? The answer to these questions could help assist you in finding a more specific diagnosis. However, if no further information is available, then I would use 995.3.

LaSeille Willard, CPC
 

coder5254

Contributor
Messages
21
Location
Lakeland
Best answers
0
allergies

if doctor only notes allergies, I look at CC and HPI..is the patient having upper respiratory issues...if so 477.9.......if nothing noted 995.3:)
 
Top