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Old 09-29-2008, 02:06 PM
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Default ICD9 Code for "Hot Flashes"

I can't find a code for "Hot Flashes" which I can't beleive. What code do you use for this? Thank you !!
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:13 PM
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Default Depends on what type...

I use 782.62 unless the pt is female and is having menopausal hot flashes then it's 627.2
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:15 PM
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I completely agree
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:27 PM
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:39 PM
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I believe I would use 780.8 Generalized Hyperhidrosis- definition is exessive sweating, general or localized. 782.62 is flushing, excessive blushing. maybe use both codes.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:35 PM
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Default Hot flashes

I've always used 782.62 and never had an issue. Hope this helps!
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:54 AM
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The hot flush is universally recognized by women (during perimenopausal) and the medical profession as the most characteric.
Men do not experience climacteric hot flushes, but following the uncommon situation of testicular failure or bilateral orchiectomy, severe hot flushes and sweats may occur in men which have similar subjective features and associated with physiological changes.
Flushing can occur in other conditions like Carsinoid Syndrome, Pheochromocytoma, Thyroid disease and Dumping syndrome.
Hope this helps to assign the appropriate code for your scenario.
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