Marie Stamper, CMMWard Eye Center, FL Answer: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is a drug used to treat malaria, lupus erythematous, ormost commonlyrheumatoid arthritis. A potential side effect of the drug is ocular change that can affect the patients vision; the patient should be monitored regularly to check for these changes. Common side effects of plaquenil Hydroxychloroquin Chemical structure of chloroquine Reducing inflammation without plaquenil ICD-10 Classifications. The ICD-10 section that covers long-term drug therapy is Z79, with many subsections and specific diagnosis codes. Because Plaquenil does not have its own specific category, clinicians should use Z79.899—Other Long Term Current Drug Therapy. But getting the right code is just one step in the process of correctly. This guidance is intended to be used in conjunction with the current ICD-10-CM classification and the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting effective October 1, 2019 and will be updated to reflect new clinical information as it becomes available. Question What is an appropriate ICD-10 code for a patient who has completed their Plaquenil treatment? Answer Z09 Encounter for follow-up examination after completed treatment for conditions other than malignant neoplasm may be appropriate, but it really depends on your payer. Not every MAC that has an LCD policy allows for this diagnosis. For the diagnosis code, use V58.69 (long-term [current] use; of other medications) for the primary diagnosis, and then the diagnosis code which applies to the systemic condition for which the patient is taking Plaquenil (e.g., 714.2, other rheumatoid arthritis with visceral systemic involvement). You should use an evaluation and management services (E/M) office or other outpatient visit code (99201-99215) for the procedure code. Icd 10 code plaquenil ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T37.8X5A Adverse effect of., ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines - Supplement Coding. Take hydroxychloroquine with neurontinPlaquenil toxicity Hydroxychloroquine; Hydroxychloroquine ICD-10-CM Drugs Index. The ICD-10-CM Drugs Index is designed to allow medical coders to look up various medical terms and connect them with the appropriate ICD codes. There are 0 terms under the parent term 'Hydroxychloroquine' in the ICD-10-CM Drugs Index. Hydroxychloroquine ICD-10-CM Drugs Index - icd.codes. ICD-10 Code for Completion of Plaquenil Treatment.. ICD-10 Codes Lookup & Conversion. Z79.899 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM Z79.899 became effective on October 1, 2019. This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Z79.899 - other international versions of ICD-10 Z79.899 may differ. Rheumatoid arthritis RA was previously represented by the ICD-9-CM code 714.0. Now RA and its many manifestations are represented by more than 300 individual codes that are grouped under two main categories Rheumatoid arthritis with rheumatoid factor ICD-10-CM code M05. Question I have heard conflicting information regarding the correct diagnosis for a Plaquenil exam. Should I use high-risk medication as my primary code?