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  1. #1
    Default Allergies
    Medical Coding Books
    When a doctor's diagnosis just states allergies

    what is the correct code?

  2. #2
    493.9?? I would go to your provider and ask for more information. That type of documentation stinks!!

  3. #3
    Duluth, Minnesota
    allergies could mean anything - you need to get more specifics/info on "what type" exactly. Are you looking at just a charge slip or is that "all" the documentation says?
    clarification is needed -
    could be 477.8, 477.9, 995.3, could be many things...
    I wouldn't code it out to asthma however...UNLESS it's stated in the note that this is some sort of asthma or related to the asthma...
    {that's my opinion/advice on the posted matter}
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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