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    Wink Zostavax dx

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    I just want to make sure I have the right dx for Zostavax immun. We use the code V05.4, this is same as Varicella. Is this correct? Can anyone help me?

    Thank you in advance

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    I would use V05.8. Zostavax is used to treat shingles, which is herpes and codes to V05.8.
    Last edited by dballard2004; 08-06-2009 at 11:32 AM.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    Wow! that was quick response. Thank you sooo much!

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    The only thing is that we have'nt had any problem with the payer, they seem to pay zostavax 90736 with dx code v05.4. My only question is, can
    vo5.4 dx be used for both varicella and Zostavax?

    Thank you all

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    No! V05.4 states it is only for varicella.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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