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Old 12-02-2008, 08:24 AM
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Default History of Seizure Disorder

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Does anyone have a suggestion for a diagnosis code for "history of seizure disorder"?
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:18 AM
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Default hx of seizure disorder

Hi,

If she has non-epileptic seizures that are recurrent, than I would code 780.39.

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Old 12-02-2008, 03:31 PM
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Since it is the "history of" wouldn't you use a V code? Perhaps V12.49.
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:03 AM
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Are they currently on medication to control the seizures?
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:14 AM
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Not that has been noted...
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:27 AM
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Default h/o seizure disorder

I don't usually code for history of seizure disorder. Somehow I have always felt this was a chronic condition (unless it's febrile). Even if not on medication, I would always be waiting for the next episode. If you can't get clarification and there is absolutely nothing else, I would code the 780.39, but this is a coders choice.
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I would say V12.49 b/c it is not a current issue
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all it says is history of seizure disorder and currently on meds for it
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780.39 is a symptom code indicating the patient is currently having a symptom of a convulsion. This is not what was stated. Use the V12.49 and the V58.83 and the V58.61. Do not give the patient a dx or symtoms they do not have just to keep from using the V codes.
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