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    Default V-code for prophylactic malaria med?

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    Site informs me that just medication (pills) given to patient. So not a vaccination. What V-code to use? If any?

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    With vaccine codes also come "prophylactic" codes which by definition means "to prevent" or "an agent that acts to prevent a disease" so you could still code for it if you wanted to. As far as which code to use, I guess it depends on whether or not the pt was exposed and that is why the dispensing of the meds, or if the patient was actually diagnosed with Malaria.

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    How about V07.8 ?
    Any other suggestions ??

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