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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorene View Post
    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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