Allergies ICD-10-CM Code

Access the 2023 guide on Allergies to ICD-10-CM codes. Learn about the specific codes, clinical descriptions, and billing implications.

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Allergies ICD-10-CM Code
Allergies ICD-10-CM Code

What ICD-10 Codes Are Used for Allergies?

Allergies are hypersensitive immune responses to substances that enter or come into contact with the body. Here are the commonly used Allergy ICD codes:

  • J30.9: Allergic rhinitis, unspecified
  • L20.9: Atopic dermatitis, unspecified
  • T78.40XA: Allergy, unspecified, initial encounter
  • Z88.9: Allergy status to unspecified drug, medicament, or biological substance
  • J45.909: Unspecified asthma, uncomplicated

Which Allergy ICD Codes Are Billable?

Determining which Allergy ICD codes are billable is essential for healthcare providers. Here's an overview:

  • J30.9: Yes. This code is used for unspecified allergic rhinitis, known as hay fever.
  • L20.9: Yes. This code is used for unspecified atopic dermatitis, often related to skin allergies.
  • T78.40XA: Yes. This code is used for an unknown allergy during an initial encounter.
  • Z88.9: Yes. This code is used for allergy status to an unknown drug, medicament, or biological substance.
  • J45.909: Yes. This code is used for unspecified asthma, which allergies can trigger.

Clinical Information

Allergies can manifest in various ways and can significantly impact quality of life. Here's what you need to know:

  • Symptoms often include sneezing, itching, hives, and difficulty breathing.
  • Various allergens, including pollen, food, medication, and insect stings, can cause the condition.
  • Diagnosis involves a detailed medical history, skin tests, and sometimes blood tests.
  • Treatment options include antihistamines, corticosteroids, and allergen immunotherapy.
  • Early diagnosis and management are crucial to prevent severe allergic reactions like anaphylaxis.

Synonyms Include:

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Allergic reaction
  • Sensitivity to allergens
  • Immune response to allergens
  • Allergic disorder
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Commonly asked questions

What are the common triggers for allergies?

Common allergy triggers include pollen, dust mites, pet dander, certain foods, and insect stings.

How are allergies diagnosed?

Allergies are usually diagnosed through medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests like skin prick or blood tests for specific allergens.

What are the treatment options for allergies?

Treatment options for allergies may include avoidance of known allergens, medications like antihistamines or corticosteroids, and allergen immunotherapy, commonly known as allergy shots.

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