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ICD-10 Questions

Tina Posted Fri 18th of September, 2015 13:26:28 PM

What would the proper ICD10 PRIMARY codes would be for the following situations?

Nurse only visits for vaccine catch-ups or administrative visits needed for school or camp forms. Under ICD9 we would typically use dx V70.3, which corresponds to ICD10 Z02.89 -- but per this link, this code for "examination for admin purposes" is not accepted as a principle diagnosis: http://www.icd10data.com/ICD10CM/Codes/Z00-Z99/Z00-Z13/Z02-/Z02.89

There is a code for vaccine given (it's the same code for all vaccines, unlike ICD9), Z23. But, again, we aren't supposed to use that as principle diagnosis: http://www.icd10data.com/ICD10CM/Codes/Z00-Z99/Z20-Z28/Z23-/Z23

Many of the ICD10 codes are marked as "Newborn/Neonate only (0 years)" -- exactly what does that mean? At what age, exactly, are these codes no longer invalid? Can we use them until 364 days (ie < 1 year, literally?)

SuperCoder Answered Mon 21st of September, 2015 00:49:17 AM

The above questions were answered in below mentioned link.

https://www.supercoder.com/my-ask-an-expert/topic/icd-10-primary-codes

Also, 'Newborn' refers to babies under three months of age. They're called infants after that. ICD-10-CM Book clearly indicate the age range with Newborn as 0 years. And for babies above 3 month, you should use ICD-10-CM code marked as "Pediatrics", age range 0 (after 3 month) - 17 years.

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