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Otolaryngology Coding Alert


Treat "Unspecified" Viral Infection Dx Carefully -- You May Have a Better Choice

Good news: Code 079.99 has a one-to-one relationship. A viral infection is caused by a virus in the body. Viral infections cannot be treated with antibiotics, but the patient’s immune system can usually fight the infection when paired with proper hydration, diet, and rest. Right now, you’ll report unspecified viral infections with 079.99 (Unspecified viral infection). ICD-10: When your diagnosis [...]