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Old 05-12-2009, 05:40 AM
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Default What is appropraite ICD-9 for cervical spasms?


I cant locate information for the most appropriate code for "cervical spasms" (nothing else mentioned on cause)
723.1 with 728.85 are the best i could locate but thinking I should one be using 1 ICD-9 so checking before speaking with provider!

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Old 05-12-2009, 06:33 AM
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Talking cervical spasm

a great tool for coding is flashcode.com. it is very helpful. I came up with 661.40. Check it out in the back of the ICD-9 book. Cervical spasm is listed there.
Hope this helps
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:43 AM
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I believe Melinda is speaking of the back (cervical region) due to her selection of ICD-9 codes. Melinda...Am I correct?
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:34 AM
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Default per MD cervical spasms both R&L sides of neck & back

if that helps(-" Mahalo!!!!
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:36 AM
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I would go for 728.85 alone.
If needed to code for back spasm we need to opt for 724.8
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