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    I have a patient that is getting the rabies vaccine for possible rabies exposure. She was not bitten by an animal just exposed. What diagnosis would anyone reccomend for this? I am an Oncology Coder but the injections are bing given in our out patient infusion center and I have limited information from reffering doctors order.


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    Apr 2007
    Ft. Worth, Texas


    Use V01.5 Contact with or exposure to communicable diseases - rabies


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    I would use V04.5 for the vaccine and V01.5 as a secondary code for the exposure.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    I always use V04.5 as we give this vaccination alot to our animal control officers

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