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Pediatric Coding Alert

Go Deeper When Pediatrician Documents 'Unspecified'

Good news: Code 079.99 has a one-to-one relationship. Pediatricians treat viral infections—which are caused by a virus in the body—nearly every day. 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: [...]