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    Default Hep A/Hep B Dx Code

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    This may come across as a very simple question, and I apologize in advance if it is, but if a patient comes into the office and we administer the Hep A and Hep B vaccine, what ICD-9-CM code do you use?

    There is code V05.3 for a vaccine for viral hepatitis, which to my understanding is used if the you are administering only one of the heapatitis vaccines, such as if you were only administering the Hep A vaccine by itself. There is also code V06.8 for other combination vaccines. Since the Hep A and Hep B vacicne is a combo vaccine, I think V06.8 is the most appropriate. So, would you use V05.3 or V06.8? Thanks.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    Default V06.8

    Note that in the exclusions of V06.8 it states "multiple single vaccination codes (V03.0-V05.9).

    Hope this helps!

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    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    Default Hep A/ Hep B vaccine DX

    what do you code if you are giving hep a and hep b seperate on same day?
    I usually code v05.3 for both but havent had to claim them both on the same day until now.
    claim was denied because i used the dx twice.

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    Columbia, MO


    you have to code the admin as two separate administarations and link the same dx code to both. you should have two serum codes as well

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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