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Thursday Oct 04, 2018

How to code for immunization refusal

To ensure compliance with quality initiatives and facilitate continuity of care, immunization refusal should be captured in patients’ records using one of the following ICD-10 codes:

• For immunization refusal due to religious belief or group pressure, report code Z28.1, “Immunization not carried out because of patient decision for reasons of belief or group pressure.”

• For immunization refusal due to another reason, such as the discomfort of injections, report code Z28.21, “Immunization not carried out because of patient refusal.”

• For immunization refusal by a parent or other caregiver for a child, report code Z28.82, “Immunization not carried out because of caregiver refusal.”

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Posted at 10:00AM Oct 04, 2018 by FPM Editors

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