When reporting the diagnosis for a combination vaccine that does not currently have an established International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) code, which of the following should you report?

ICD-9-CM guidelines for reporting code V06 (need for prophylactic vaccination and inoculation against combinations of diseases) instruct the coder to use additional single vaccination codes from categories V03–V05 to identify any vaccinations that are not included in a combination code. The terminology for use additional code applies when a vaccine is administered in addition to a listed combination vaccine (eg, DTaP and influenza). Theoretically, both codes V06.3 and V03.81 could be reported when administering Pentacel. However, it is more appropriate to report code V06.8 because it is a catchall code that is used for any non-listed combination vaccine.

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