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Old 06-23-2009, 09:51 AM
arcosas arcosas is offline
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Default V-code for prophylactic malaria med?

Site informs me that just medication (pills) given to patient. So not a vaccination. What V-code to use? If any?
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:12 PM
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With vaccine codes also come "prophylactic" codes which by definition means "to prevent" or "an agent that acts to prevent a disease" so you could still code for it if you wanted to. As far as which code to use, I guess it depends on whether or not the pt was exposed and that is why the dispensing of the meds, or if the patient was actually diagnosed with Malaria.
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:51 PM
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How about V07.8 ?
Any other suggestions ??
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