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Code: Z29.8

Code Name: ICD-10 Code for Encounter for other specified prophylactic measures

Block: Persons with potential health hazards related to communicable diseases (Z20-Z29)

Details: Encounter for other specified prophylactic measures

Guidelines: Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00-Z99)

Note: Z codes represent reasons for encounters. A corresponding procedure code must accompany a Z code if a procedure is performed. Categories Z00-Z99 are provided for occasions when circumstances other than a disease, injury or external cause classifiable to categories A00-Y99 are recorded as 'diagnoses' or 'problems'. This can arise in two main ways:
(a) When a person who may or may not be sick encounters the health services for some specific purpose, such as to receive limited care or service for a current condition, to donate an organ or tissue, to receive prophylactic vaccination (immunization), or to discuss a problem which is in itself not a disease or injury.
(b) When some circumstance or problem is present which influences the person's health status but is not in itself a current illness or injury.

For more details on Z29.8, ICD-10 Code for Encounter for other specified prophylactic measures , visit: https://coder.aapc.com/icd-10-codes/

nbuck

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We have patients come in to get immunizations updated for foreign travel. The provider reviews their immunization records, history, etc, and so there is an E/M charge. I haven't found a code specific to "travel advice" so I've been using Z71.89 (other specified counseling). Most insurances don't cover it, but one in particular said that it was because it wasn't a specific code, that if there was one specific to "travel" it would be covered. Is there one specific to travel that I've been missing that you know of??

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nbuck

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What was your source?

When I look it up under encounter for travel I get Z41.8
May I ask what your source was? My ICD-10 book describes Z41.8 as "encounter for other procedures for purposes other than remedying health state".
 

mitchellde

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I went thru the alpha index. But an encounter for travel immunization would meet the criteria for encounter for other than remedying a health state.
 
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