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E code for Chantix

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    Default E code for Chantix
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    Pt came into the clinic with mild side effects from taking Chantix for smoking cessation. Per the ICD-9-CM guidelines, you are to report an E code from the therapeutic use column of the Table of Drugs and Chemicals secondary to the code(s) for the side effects/adverse effect.

    Can anyone tell me please what E code you would use for therapuetic use of Chantix? I have searched the Table of Drugs and Chemicals and the Index without any luck.

    Thanks.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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    When I put in adverse effect of Chantix using an Encoder, it came up with E94.19

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    Not sure what drug class Chantix would be considered, but you might be able to call the manufacturer and ask them what they recommend; they often have support lines for questions such as this
    Meagan Strauss, CPC, CEMC
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    The NeuroMedical Center
    Baton Rouge, LA

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    My thanks to both of you.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
    Coder

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