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    Default ICD 9 code for history of contact dermatitis?

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    Pt will be coming back for a patch test for a history of dermatitis. What is the ICD 9 code for history of dermatitis?

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    I would use V13.3. Hope this helps!!!!

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    Default History of Dermatitis

    I am not sure that you should be coding the history of dermatitis. I work in a dermatology office and the insurance carriers do not require the history. However, if for some reason you are required to code the history the V13.3 is correct.

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    Default ICD:PDX V72.7 + Dermatitis Acute/chronic/H/O

    I've some inputs.
    Dermatitis can be acute or chronic or both. So it's difficult to assign a code without ANY specific information.

    I'm NOT differing with the ICD code v13.3 (H/O acute) ; I do agree with it as SDX in this scenario, "IF" indicated.

    (V13.3 & V72.7 )Both can be either assigned 1st or additional dx'es.
    BUT this scenario 'd move with PDX as v72.7 "indication BEING "patch test".

    So, I'll assign PDX v72.7, indication being "patch test".
    v72.7-Dx skin & sensitization test
    Test/Skin diagnostic/hypersensitivity v72.7
    Test/Skin diagnostic/allergy-v72.7

    Examination/ allergy-v72.7
    Examination/skin hypersensitivity-v72.7

    Last edited by msrd_081002; 12-22-2010 at 02:13 AM.

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    Thank you for all of your input! It is really helpful!!

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