Medical Coding Guidelines For V Codes

codes Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services [V01-V86]

V01-v06 Persons with potential health hazards related to communicable diseases

V07-v09 Persons with need for isolation, Other potential health hazards and Prophylactic measures

V10-v19 Persons with potential health hazards related to personal and family history

V20-v29 Persons encountering health services in Circumstances related to Reproduction and development

V30-v39 Live-born infants according to type of birth

V40-v49 Persons with a condition influencing their health status

V50-v59 Persons encountering health services for specific procedures and aftercare

V60-v69 Persons encountering health services in other circumstances

V70-v82 Persons without reported diagnosis encountered during examination and investigation of individuals and populations

V83 Genetics

V84-v85 Body mass index

V86 Estrogen receptor Status

INTRODUCTION: ICD-9-CM :Provides codes to deal with encounters for circumstances other than a disease or injury. The Supplementary classification of factors
influencing health status and contact with Health Services [V01-V86] is provided to deal with occasions when circumstances other than a disease or injury are recorded
as a diagnosis or problem.

There are 4 primary circumstances for the use of V codes:

1. A person who is not currently sick encounters the health services for some specific reason, such as to act as an organ donor. to receive prophylactic
care, such as inoculations or health screenings, or to receive counseling on health related issues.

2. A person with a resolving disease or injury, or a chronic, long-term condition requiring continuous care, encounters the health care system for specific
aftercare of that disease or injury [e.g dialysis for renal disease, chemotherapy for malignancy]. A diagnosis/ symptoms code should be used whenever a
current, acute diagnosis is being treated or a sign or symptom is being studied.

3. Circumstances or problems influence a person’s health status but are not in themselves a current illness or injury.

4. Newborns, to indicate birth status.

History of: There are two types of history of V codes, personal and family. Personal history codes explain a patient’s past medical condition that no longer
exists and is not receiving any treatment but that has the potential for recurrence, ad therefore may require continued monitoring.
Family history codes are for use when a patient has a family member’s who has had a particular disease that cause the patient to be at higer risk of
contracting the disease.

The History V codes categories are:

V10 : personal history of malignant neoplasm.

V12 : personal history of certain other diseases.

V13 : personal history of other disease, except V13.4 personal history of aarthritis. and

V13.6 personal history of congenital malformation. These conditions

are life-long so are not true history codes.

V14 : personal history of allergy to medicinal agents.

V15 : other personal history presenting hazards to health

except V15.7 personal history of contraception

V16 : Family history of malignant neoplasm

V17 : Family history of certain chronic disabling diseases

V19 : Family history of other conditions.

Examples: Diabetes on Lantus [insulin]

250.00, V58.67

Examples: CKD [chronic kidney disease] with hemodialaysis


Examples: pregnancy with history of abortion


Examples: encounter for emergency contraceptive counseling and perscription


Examples: Transplant of heart, liver,lung

V42.1, V42.7, V42.6

Examples: Encounter for respirator dependence during power failure


Examples: Aftercare for healing traumatic fracture of lower leg


Examples: Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] counsellings


Examples: Development handicapsin early childhood


Examples: pregnancy examination or test of positive result


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