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Code: G43
Code Name: ICD-10 Code for Migraine
Block: Episodic and paroxysmal disorders (G40-G47)
Details: Migraine
Note: the following terms are to be considered equivalent to intractable: pharmacoresistant (pharmacologically resistant), treatment resistant, refractory (medically) and poorly controlled
Use additional code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
Excludes 1: headache NOS (R51)
lower half migraine (G44.00)
Excludes 2: headache syndromes (G44.-)
Guidelines: Diseases of the nervous system (G00-G99)
Excludes 2: certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
neoplasms (C00-D49)
symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
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One of my providers is questioning which migraine code to use for Chronic Migraine with Aura....there are codes for Chronic migraine without aura (G43.7--), which is obviously wrong, and then Migraine with aura (G43.1--), which doesn't specify Chronic. Is this the best choice? Or should he use Other migraine (G43.80/1--)?

Appreciate any feedback anyone may have.
 
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I'm using G43.10_ since it includes migraine with aura NOS. Anybody else using something different?
 
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