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ICD-10 code for "travel"?

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    Default ICD-10 code for "travel"?
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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??

    Thanks!

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    When I look it up under encounter for travel I get Z41.8

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    You can look at Z23: Encounter for immunization.


    Regards

    Ishtiyaq Ahmad, CPC

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    Question What was your source?
    Quote Originally Posted by mitchellde View Post
    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".

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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.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thumbs up Thank you!
    I agree. Thank you!

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