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    Default Allergic reactions

    Can anyone tell me how you would code a general allergic reaction? Example... A patient comes into the ED with a rash and lip swelling at home. The patient does not have a history of allergies. The patient can not think of what could have caused the reaction. Just remember eating shrimp but has eaten this before without a problem. The MD states Dx as " allergic reaction".
    If you can give the E-codes also that would be great.

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    Default Code symptoms

    I would just code the symptoms since you have no idea to what the patient is allergic.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    When our Dr states 'allergic reaction'...we would code 995.3 (allergy, unspecified) then the simptoms if needed.
    KAK6CPC

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    How about e codes?

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    We Can't give E-code for allergic reaction . If it is a poisoning caused by Food substance we can code E-code.
    Samson B.P.T., CPC.,
    SAMSON

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