Valid for Submission
Z88.7 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of allergy status to serum and vaccine. The code Z88.7 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code Z88.7 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like allergy to anthrax vaccine, allergy to blood group antibody d, allergy to botulinum antitoxin, allergy to diphtheria and pertussis and tetanus vaccine, allergy to diphtheria and tetanus vaccine , allergy to diphtheria vaccine, etc. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
The code Z88.7 describes a circumstance which influences the patient's health status but not a current illness or injury. The code is unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code Z88.7 are found in the index:
The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Allergy to anthrax vaccine
- Allergy to blood group antibody D
- Allergy to botulinum antitoxin
- Allergy to diphtheria and pertussis and tetanus vaccine
- Allergy to diphtheria and tetanus vaccine
- Allergy to diphtheria vaccine
- Allergy to Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine
- Allergy to hepatitis A vaccine
- Allergy to hepatitis B vaccine
- Allergy to influenza vaccine
- Allergy to measles and mumps and rubella vaccine
- Allergy to meningococcus vaccine
- Allergy to mumps vaccine
- Allergy to pertussis vaccine
- Allergy to pneumococcal vaccine
- Allergy to polio vaccine
- Allergy to rabies vaccine
- Allergy to Rotavirus vaccine
- Allergy to rubella vaccine
- Allergy to serum
- Allergy to smallpox vaccine
- Allergy to tetanus immunoglobulin
- Allergy to tetanus vaccine
- Allergy to typhoid vaccine
- Allergy to Varicella-zoster virus antibody
- Hypersensitivity to SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine
- Vaccine allergy
Present on Admission (POA)
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Information for Patients
An allergy is a reaction by your immune system to something that does not bother most other people. People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one thing. Substances that often cause reactions are
- Dust mites
- Mold spores
- Pet dander
- Insect stings
Normally, your immune system fights germs. It is your body's defense system. In most allergic reactions, however, it is responding to a false alarm. Genes and the environment probably both play a role.
Allergies can cause a variety of symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, itching, rashes, swelling, or asthma. Allergies can range from minor to severe. Anaphylaxis is a severe reaction that can be life-threatening. Doctors use skin and blood tests to diagnose allergies. Treatments include medicines, allergy shots, and avoiding the substances that cause the reactions.
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What are vaccines?
Vaccines are injections (shots), liquids, pills, or nasal sprays that you take to teach your body's immune system to recognize and defend against harmful germs. For example, there are vaccines to protect against:
- Viruses, like the ones that cause the flu and COVID-19
- Bacteria, including tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis
What are the types of vaccines?
There are several types of vaccines:
- Live-attenuated vaccines use a weakened form of the germ
- Inactivated vaccines use a killed version of the germ
- Subunit, recombinant, polysaccharide, and conjugate vaccines use only specific pieces of the germ, such as its protein, sugar, or casing
- Toxoid vaccines that use a toxin (harmful product) made by the germ
- mRNA vaccines use messenger RNA, which gives your cells instructions for how to make a protein (or piece of a protein) of the germ
- Viral vector vaccines use genetic material, which gives your cells instructions for making a protein of the germ. These vaccines also contain a different, harmless virus that helps get the genetic material into your cells.
Vaccines work in different ways, but they all spark an immune response. The immune response is the way your body defends itself against substances it sees as foreign or harmful. These substances include germs that can cause disease.
What happens in an immune response?
There are different steps in the immune response:
- When a germ invades, your body sees it as foreign
- Your immune system helps your body fight off the germ
- Your immune system also remembers the germ. It will attack the germ if it ever invades again. This "memory" protects you against the disease that the germ causes. This type of protection is called immunity.
What are immunization and vaccination?
Immunization is the process of becoming protected against a disease. But it can also mean the same thing as vaccination, which is getting a vaccine to become protected against a disease.
Why are vaccines important?
Vaccines are important because they protect you against many diseases. These diseases can be very serious. So getting immunity from a vaccine is safer than getting immunity by being sick with the disease. And for a few vaccines, getting vaccinated can actually give you a better immune response than getting the disease would.
But vaccines don't just protect you. They also protect the people around you through community immunity.
What is community immunity?
Community immunity, or herd immunity, is the idea that vaccines can help keep communities healthy.
Normally, germs can travel quickly through a community and make a lot of people sick. If enough people get sick, it can lead to an outbreak. But when enough people are vaccinated against a certain disease, it's harder for that disease to spread to others. This type of protection means that the entire community is less likely to get the disease.
Community immunity is especially important for people who can't get certain vaccines. For example, they may not be able to get a vaccine because they have weakened immune systems. Others may be allergic to certain vaccine ingredients. And newborn babies are too young to get some vaccines. Community immunity can help to protect them all.
Are vaccines safe?
Vaccines are safe. They must go through extensive safety testing and evaluation before they are approved in the United States.
What is a vaccine schedule?
A vaccine, or immunization, schedule lists which vaccines are recommended for different groups of people. It includes who should get the vaccines, how many doses they need, and when they should get them. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes the vaccine schedule.
It's important for both children and adults to get their vaccines according to the schedule. Following the schedule allows them to get protection from the diseases at exactly the right time.
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