Billable Medical Code for Allergy, Unspecified, Not Elsewhere Classified
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 995.3
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 995.3.
The Short Description Is: Allergy, unspecified.
Allergic reaction is also known as acute allergic reaction, adverse cutaneous reaction to diagnostic procedure, adverse reaction to substance, alcohol products allergy, allergic reaction to nickel, allergic reaction to oil, allergy to biocide in cosmetic, allergy to carrot, allergy to cherry, allergy to cinnamon, hypersensitivity reaction mediated by antibody, hypersensitivity reaction mediated by immune complex, tape allergy, terpenes allergy, and tetanus immunoglobulin allergy. This excludes allergic reaction NOS to correct medicinal substance properly administered (995.27), allergy to existing dental restorative materials (525.66), specific types of allergic reaction, such as: allergic diarrhea (558.3), dermatitis (691.0-693.9), and hayfever (477.0-477.9). This applies to allergic reaction NOS, hypersensitivity NOS, and idiosyncrasy NOS.
Allergic Reaction Definition and Symptoms
Allergic reactions are an immune response or reaction to a usually unharmful substance. The most common allergens are drugs, mold, pet dander, and pollen. Symptoms of an allergic reaction depend on the type of allergen that causes the reaction: allergens that you breathe can cause stuffy nose, itchy throat, cough, and wheezing. Allergens which touch the skin can cause rash, itching, blisters, or skin peeling. Drug allergies can cause whole body symptoms.