Bernadette Posted Mon 29th of September, 2014 13:45:17 PM
When a new patient comes in for no other reason except to have a flu vaccine, what diagnosis code do we use? Our doctors would meet and examine patient before receiving the vaccine. If the patient does not exhibit any symptoms and/or the patient is healthy, is there a "V" code to use or some other code? It would not be a well visit.. Please advise.
SuperCoder Answered Tue 30th of September, 2014 17:28:54 PM
Thank you for your question.
V06.6: Need for prophylactic vaccination and inoculation against streptococcus pneumoniae and influenza
Bernadette Posted Wed 01st of October, 2014 08:57:12 AM
Thanks .. we would use
v06.6 for the E/M and
v04.81 for the flu shot, correct?
SuperCoder Answered Wed 01st of October, 2014 18:41:09 PM
V06.6 for the Flu Shot
V04.81 for the E/M would be best