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Old 11-05-2008, 07:39 AM
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Default ICD-9 Code for Hot Flashes

Does anyone have an ICD-9 code for hot flashes? It doesn't necessarily mean a symptom of menopause. This is for oncology patients that experience these symptoms. Thank you, Lee
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:44 AM
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How about 627.2, flushing - menopausal - see ICD book for complete verbiage.

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Old 11-05-2008, 07:53 AM
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What about 782.62?
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:47 PM
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try 259.2 - flush syndrome...hope it helps!
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:10 PM
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If the patient has a definitive diagnosis why are you coding the symptom of the disease process?
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:44 PM
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Default V58.69

How about V58.69 - Long-term (current) use of other medications
Since this is an effect of the chemotherapy.

Just a thought ...
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:53 AM
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I don't have a coding book off-hand, but are you sure the patients hot flashes aren't an inherent condition to a neoplasm or another robust condition. I wouldn't automatically assume hot flashes are related to menopausal unless documented by a MD or DO.

I agree with maysons notion!

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Old 11-20-2008, 02:21 PM
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How about 780.8 generalized hyperhidrosis (including diaphoresis, excessive sweating, secondary hyperhidrosis)?
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782.62 Flushing
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You can code a symptom of a disease if it is not necessarily a common symptom that everyone gets.
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