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    Smile Possible exposure to Hepatitis

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    need help with dx for possible exposure to hepatitis. Could you use
    V01.79 Other viral diseases, because the V02 codes are for carrier or suspected carrier


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    Thumbs up code for hepatitis exposure

    yes code v01.79 for exposure to hepatitis

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    Apr 2007


    since the key word is POSSIBLE...I would not code it this way unless you can confirm that there was actual exposure to the disease.

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    Apr 2007
    Cleveland West


    I was taught that as physician coders, we never code "possibilities"

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    Default So Sorry.

    I Stand Corrected...im Not Sure Why I Did Not Note The "possible" In The Scenario

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