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    Patient comes in to get a Zostivax injection to help calm down shingles attacks. What DX code would you use for this?

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    Default Zostavax

    The appropriate DX code is V04.89.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qcoder View Post
    Patient comes in to get a Zostivax injection to help calm down shingles attacks. What DX code would you use for this?
    Are you saying the patient already has shingles? Zostavax patient and prescribing info specifically states that "ZOSTAVAX cannot be used to treat shingles once you have it." You might have trouble getting paid if the patient already has the virus.
    J G Stanley, MHA, CPC

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