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Venkataraman Posted Tue 01st of July, 2014 11:38:55 AM

Hello: Can you tell me what the correct ICD-9 code to test for HSV for someone that has been exposed to virus?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 01st of July, 2014 18:59:38 PM

Category V01 indicates contact with or exposure to communicable diseases. These codes are for patients who do not show any sign or symptom of a disease but have been exposed to it by close personal contact with an infected individual or are in an area where a disease is epidemic. These codes may be used as a first listed code to explain an encounter for testing, or, more commonly, as a secondary code to identify a potential risk. V01.79; Contact or exposure to other viral diseases would be the appropriate code to use. Thanks for your question!

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