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DX code for P. HX of Shingles ??

  1. #1
    Salt Lake North
    Cool DX code for P. HX of Shingles ??
    Medical Coding Books
    You would think that this would be as easy as it seems. For those out there in Codingland, how would you code this? Thnaks for your input!

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  4. #4
    Default ???
    why are you coding hx of shingles? why is the patient being seen?


  5. #5
    Longmont Colorado
    I was going to agree with V12.09 but maybe V13.3?
    Brad Howard, CPC, AHIMA Approved ICD-10 CM/PCS Trainer
    McKesson Specialty Health

  6. #6
    Tacoma, WA
    Post hx of shingles
    I believe that once you have herpes zoster you have it forever, so it would be more appropriate to code from the 053 code set. If there is no complication, it would be 053.9.

    My lead shared this with me today as I was trying to answer the exact same question.

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