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dx code please

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    Default dx code please
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    does any now if there is a dx code for prophylactic measure for prevention of urinary infection. Thanks for all your help
    MonaLisa LaBonte CPC

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    V07.8 or V07.9 might be approprite. Hope this helps.

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    I personally use V07.39 (Other prophylactic chemotherapy) when someone is given an antibiotic for prevention of infection for anything, ie dental work, UTI. I guess it would be optional to use V07.8 (Other specified prophylatic measure), but I consider an antibiotic a chemical. •Chemotherapy, in its most general sense, refers to treatment of disease by chemicals that kill cells, both good and bad, but specifically those of micro-organisms or cancer.*That was from the internet. This is the reason that I use it. In your case, I would also add V13.02 for Personal history of UTI, if that is the reason for the need to use a prophylactic measure for prevention of another UTI.
    Last edited by hthompson; 10-05-2009 at 12:47 PM.
    Heidi Thompson, CPC

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    Thank you for the help
    MonaLisa LaBonte CPC

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