Swine flu (h1n1) icd-9 code?

SHIBA425

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What is the proper ICD-9 code to use for a confirmed case of (H1N1) Seine Flu???? 478.1 or 488, or soemthing else I am not seeing?

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Hi

There is no specific ICD-9-CM code for swine or H1N1 flu.
Use code 487.1, Influenza with respiratory manifestation [Influenza, unspecified].

Depending on the documentation in the patient record you may want to check ICD-9-CM code category 487 for coding documented influenza with other manifestations or pneumonia.

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vj_tiwari

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The new codes are as follows, (u can use new pdf file for ICD 9 CM published on CMS)

488.0 Influenza due to identified avian influenza virus
Avian influenza
Bird flu
Influenza A/H5N1

488.1 Influenza due to identified novel H1N1 influenza virus
2009 H1N1 [swine] influenza virus
Novel 2009 influenza H1N1
Novel H1N1 influenza
Novel influenza A/H1N1
Swine flu
 

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Agree these codes were active for visits on or after OCtober 1 2009. They are in the 2010 code book and available from the CDC's download of new codes for October 2009.
 
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