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    Default coding for tetanus shot

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    how are people coding a tetanus shot during an annual physical exam? Any suggestions????

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    use the appropriate preventive medicine code (99381-99396?) linked to the appropriate V code AND
    use the tetanus code(s) from the medicine section linked to the appropriate V codes.
    Some carriers also pay an administration code for the injection but not when billed with the preventive medicine code. Hope this helps
    Last edited by Jamesmmm; 01-12-2010 at 08:29 AM. Reason: insertion

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    thanks! I am new to coding. What code works for the tetanus from the medicine section?

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