AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2011 Issue 4; VOLUMES 1 & 2 NEW/REVISED CODES

Anaphylactic Reactions

Effective October 1, 2011, codes for anaphylactic reaction due to food (995.60-995.69) have been retitled, to make it more apparent as to what is included in the code assignment. Previously, codes for anaphylactic reactions were titled "anaphylactic shock," with inclusion terms and indexing to indicate that all such reactions are included, even without shock. However, the descriptions for these codes were somewhat problematic for clinicians. At the request of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), specific codes have been created to describe anaphylactic reaction due to the administration of...

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