Achoo to the flu and its new codes

It’s the time of year where many of our patients receive flu shots, so it’s time for us to make sure we are up on the most current flu information.

The CDC flu resource center is being updated as information becomes available.

Today being Oct. 1, and code change day, just a reminder that there are new pneumonia and influenza codes in effect today:

  • 488.01 – Influenza owing to identified avian influenza virus with pneumonia
  • 488.02 – Influenza owing to identified avian influenza virus with other respiratory manifestations
  • 488.09 – Influenza owing to identified avian influenza virus with other manifestations
  • 488.11 – Influenza owing to identified novel H1N1 influenza virus with pneumonia
  • 488.12 – Influenza owing to identified novel H1N1 influenza virus with other respiratory manifestations
  • 488.19 – Influenza owing to identified novel H1N1 influenza virus with other manifestations

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