Every October, Office Practicum uses Health Language to access and update the complete list of diagnosis codes. It’s important to update templates, diagnostic tests, screenings and favorites to include these new codes and remove those codes which are retired/removed.
Note: A subscription to the AAP Coding Newsletter can also keep your practice well informed. The new diagnosis codes for Pediatrics are as follows:
Congenital deformities of feet
Q66.0- Congenital talipes equinovarus
Q66.1- Congenital talipes calcaneovarus
Q66.3- Other congenital varus deformities of feet
Q66.4- Congenital talipes calcaneovalgus
Q66.7- Congenital pes cavus
Q66.9- Congenital deformity of feet, unspecified
The appropriate fifth character to be added to these codes 0—unspecified foot 1—right foot 2—left foot.
Q66.21- Congenital metatarsus primus varus
Q66.22- Congenital metatarsus adductus
The appropriate sixth character to be added to these codes 1—right foot 2—left foot 9—unspecified foot.
R11.15 Cyclical vomiting syndrome unrelated to migraine
Q79.60- Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, unspecified
Q79.61- Classical Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Q79.62- Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Q79.63- Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Q79.69- Other Ehlers-Danlos syndromes
Eye and vision examination
Z01.020- Encounter for examination of eyes and vision following failed vision screening without abnormal findings
Z01.021- Encounter for examination of eyes and vision following failed vision screening with abnormal findings
G6PD (prior code only included with anemia)
D75.A- Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency without anemia
T67.01X- Heatstroke and sunstroke
T67.02X- Exertional heatstroke
T67.09X- Other heatstroke and sunstroke
The appropriate seventh character to be added to these codes A—initial encounter D—subsequent encounter with routine healing S—sequela.
Z11.7- Encounter for testing for latent tuberculosis infection
Z22.7- Latent tuberculosis
Z86.15- Personal history of latent tuberculosis infection
Note: Z11.1 (Encounter for screening for respiratory tuberculosis), is now accompanied with a note that specifies you should use the code for patients with the active form of the condition. Screening patients who appear well but are at risk, should now be accompanied by Z11.7.
T50.911- Poisoning by multiple unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances
The appropriate sixth character to be added 1—accidental (unintentional) 2—intentional selfharm 3—assault 4—undetermined 5—adverse effect 6—underdosing.
The appropriate seventh character to be added A—initial encounter D—subsequent encounter S—sequela.
Q87.11- Prader-Willi syndrome
Q87.19- Other congenital malformation syndromes predominantly associated with short stature
R82.89- Other abnormal findings on cytological and histological examination of urine
Z71.84- Encounter for health counseling related to travel