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Family Practice Coding Alert

These 10 V Codes Spell Out Why a Patient Was Not Vaccinated

Clip and post your guide to personal history, no immunization changes

ICD-9's fall introduction of several V codes will allow you to tell an insurer why a child didn't receive a vaccination or why a patient required antibiotic treatment for a negative urinalysis.
When the new diagnoses become effective Oct. 1, consider revising your office encounter sheets with these codes.

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