Attack of the Vs

As usual, there are a large number of V code changes as the code year changes. A look at some that we might use …. appropriately and sparingly!

V12.5 Diseases of circulatory system: The subclassification at V12.5x now splits out venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. History of pulmonary embolism has its own code: V12.55.
V12.5 Diseases of circulatory system

      Excludes: history of anaphylactic shock (V13.81)
    V12.51 Venous thrombosis and embolism
      Excludes: pulmonary embolism (V12.55)
    V12.55 Pulmonary embolism

V19.1 Family history of other conditions, other eye disorders, now includes a family history of glaucoma code (V19.11)
V19 Family history of other conditions
    V19.1 Other eye disorders
      V19.11 Glaucoma
      V19.19 Other specified eye disorder

V40 Mental and behavioral problems now takes on Wandering in diseases (see the post on dementia!)
V40 Mental and behavioral problems

     V40.3 Other behavioral problems
       V40.31Wandering in diseases classified elsewhere
         Code first underlying disorder such as:
           Alzheimer’s disease (331.0)
           autism or pervasive developmental disorder (299.0-299.9)
           dementia, unspecified, with behavioral disturbance (294.21)
           intellectual disabilities (317-319)
       V40.39 Other specified behavioral problem

V54 Other orthopedic aftercare
     V54.8 Other orthopedic aftercare
       V54.82 Aftercare following explantation of joint prosthesis
           Aftercare following explantation of joint prosthesis, staged procedure
           Encounter for joint prosthesis insertion following prior explantation of joint prosthesis

V55 Attention to artificial openings: Note the new exclusions because of the new cystostomy complication codes
V55 Attention to artificial openings
Excludes: complications of external stoma (519.00-519.09, 569.60-569.69, 596.81-596.83, 997.49, 997.5)

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