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    Default wanting to double ck myself on dx

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    I bill occpational medicine wc Indiana patient came in corneal abrasion also rec'd a tetanus at that time next day return visit had an allergic reaction to tetanus corneal abrasion resolved changing the dx for his return to
    995.27 Allergic reaction properly admin
    E948.9 tetanus w/diph (thats what we use) therapeutic use correct substance was given
    729.81 Swelling in limb
    Is there anything else i should add?

    Thank You Melissa

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    Apr 2007
    Jacksonville, Florida - 90417

    Default checking dx

    If the reason for the follow-up visit was to check on the status of the corneal abrasion, then it needs to be captured as well.

    Maryann C. Palmeter, CPC, CENTC, CPCO

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    I would use DX code 999.5 instead of 995.27 as it is a reaction to an immunization.

    Fran williams,CPC

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    Apr 2007


    I believe you have all the correct codes, but if the swelling was part of the allergic reaction, I would put that between the ICD 900 series and the E-Code.

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