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Code: M79.2

Code Name: ICD-10 Code for Neuralgia and neuritis, unspecified

Block: Other soft tissue disorders (M70-M79)

Details: Neuralgia and neuritis, unspecified

Excludes 1: brachial radiculitis NOS (M54.1)
lumbosacral radiculitis NOS (M54.1)
mononeuropathies (G56-G58)
radiculitis NOS (M54.1)
sciatica (M54.3-M54.4)
M79

Excludes1: psychogenic rheumatism (F45.8)
soft tissue pain, psychogenic (F45.41)

Guidelines: Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00-M99)

Note: Use an external cause code following the code for the musculoskeletal condition, if applicable, to identify the cause of the musculoskeletal condition

Excludes 2: arthropathic psoriasis (L40.5-)
certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
compartment syndrome (traumatic) (T79.A-)
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)

For more details on M79.2, ICD-10 Code for Neuralgia and neuritis, unspecified, visit: https://coder.aapc.com/icd-10-codes/M79.2

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so do you have a location for this pain...just very general neuropathic pain? Makes it a little harder without additional information. If that is all you have then.... yes you would have to use the general 355.9.. Best case would be to find out exact location and cause have it documented and then you would be able to code this more accuratly

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Neuropathic Pain

If it is only documented as neuropathic pain and nothing else we can code 729.2 (nerve pain) any suggestions?
 
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