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Diagnosis code question

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    Default Diagnosis code question
    Medical Coding Books
    One of our doctors gave an antibiotic to a pt to prevent malaria because they were going to a foreign country but the diag code the dr gave us is for a pt who has malaria. Does anyone know of a code for prevention of malaria? I have looked up everything I can think of in the coding book and cant find an appropriate code. Help!

    Thank you!

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    V07.9- Unspecified prophylactic or treatment measure?
    Denise Martin, RHIA, CEDC, CPC

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    Hi Rhonda:

    How about V07.8, other specified prophylactic or treatment measure since the treatment was documented? It is listed in the index under prophylactic, administration of...

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    Awesome! Thank you!

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