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ICD-9 Code for Dental Abx

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    How would you code for a patient that only came in for a RX for prophylactic abx for dental cleaning? Thanks.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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    I would code the chronic condition that requires the antibiotics. Most of the patients we have (cardiology office) that require dental prophylaxis have chronic heart conditions or some other chronic condition.

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    Thanks. That is actualy the direction I was going with this, but I just needed some reassurance.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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    If the antibiotics are for prophylaxis, then why would there be a diagnosis? Prophylaxis indicates that no disease is present; that administration is preventive in nature.

    Perhaps V07.8 and a Primary.

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