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ICD-10-CM Code T78.0
Anaphylactic reaction due to food

Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code T78.0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the ten child codes of T78.0 that describes the diagnosis 'anaphylactic reaction due to food' in more detail.

The ICD code T780 is used to code Food allergy

A food allergy is an abnormal immune response to food. The signs and symptoms may range from mild to severe. They may include itchiness, swelling of the tongue, vomiting, diarrhea, hives, trouble breathing, or low blood pressure. This typically occurs within minutes to several hours of exposure. When the symptoms are severe it is known as anaphylaxis. Food intolerance and food poisoning are separate conditions.

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
MeSH Codes: D005512, D005512, D005512, D005512, D005512
ICD 9 Codes: V15.01, V15.02, V15.03, V15.04, V15.05

Hives on the back are a common allergy symptom.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for T78.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Anaphylactic reaction due to adverse food reaction
Anaphylactic shock or reaction due to nonpoisonous foods
Anaphylactoid reaction due to food

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'T78.0 - Anaphylactic reaction due to food'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code T78.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Parent Code: T78 - Adverse effects, not elsewhere classified

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