ICD-9 Code for Hot Flashes

lkelley

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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
 

maysons1703

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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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V58.69

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

Just a thought ...
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M
 

007CPC

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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!

Chad Malek, CPC, CCA
Malek Strategic Coding Solutions, Ltd.
 

cmartin

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How about 780.8 generalized hyperhidrosis (including diaphoresis, excessive sweating, secondary hyperhidrosis)?
 
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