ICD-10-CM Code T88.1
Other complications following immunization, not elsewhere classified
Non-Billable CodeNon-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.
7th Character RequiredCode requires 7th Character Extension identifier. This 7th Character usually captures Episode of Care information, such as "Initial Encounter," "Subsquent Encounter," or "Sequela."
ICD Code T88.1 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'oth complications following immunization, nec' in more detail. The 7th characters that can be added, and the resulting billable codes, are as follows:
|7th Digit||Billable Code||7th Digit Specifies|
What is 7th Character Extension?For codes less than 6 characters that require a 7th character a placeholder 'X' should be assigned for all characters less than 6. The 7th character must always be the 7th position of a code. E.g. The ICD-10-CM code T67.4 (Heat exhaustion due to salt depletion) requires an Episode of Care identifier. T67.4XXA Initial Encounter or T67.4XXD Subsequent Encounter. More Info
The ICD code T881 is used to code Eczema vaccinatum
Eczema vaccinatum is a rare severe adverse reaction to smallpox vaccination.
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|ICD 9 Codes:||50, 692.9, E949.0|
8 month old boy developed eczema vaccinatum after acquiring vaccinia from a sibling recently vaccinated for smallpox. Source: CDC/Arthur E. Kaye
Coding Notes for T88.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Generalized vaccinia
- Rash following immunization
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Vaccinia not from vaccine - instead, use code B08.011
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 ExcludesType-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
- Anaphylactic shock due to serum - instead, use code T80.5-
- Other serum reactions - instead, use code T80.6-
- Postimmunization arthropathy - instead, use code M02.2
- Postimmunization encephalitis - instead, use code G04.02
- Postimmunization fever - instead, use code R50.83
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Episode of care information needed
- Possible requirement for an external cause code
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'T88.1 - Other complications following immunization, not elsewhere classified'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code T88.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
Parent Code: T88 - Other complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified