ICD-10 coding for pain doesn't have to hurt
Pain is a fairly common concept in medicine. The key is know when acute pain can be coded as chronic pain. (After 12 weeks)
Here's what you need to know when diagnosing pain:
- G89.0 (Central pain syndrome)
- G89.11 (Acute pain due to trauma)
- G89.21 (Chronic pain due to trauma)
And check out Susan Dooley's examination of how pain treatments are coded.
Here's a round up of recent articles and posts on how to code diagnoses and procedures in ICD-10:
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- Coding Zika Virus: Spoiler alert: It's A92.8, (Other specified mosquito-borne viral fevers] (Journal of AHIMA)
- Quiz: ICD-10-PCS codes for procedures of the respiratory system (justcoding.com)
This is a weekly feature that I use to highlight practical tips on how to use and understand ICD-10-CM/PCS codes. Please let me know of any other sources that I can include.