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I have a doctor that documented in his assessment
Neuropathy / leg cramps
I'm being challenged by my choice of coding. Would you consider this to be 355.8 or 356.9

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it is not 356.9 as that is a dx for hereditary, but what about
729.82 Cramp of limb, unless you have more to go on.
 

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356.9 is unspecified hereditary or idiopathic neuropathy. To clarify, I'm told this should be coded as 355.8 because it doesnt specify bilateral leg pain, therefore the assumption is mononeuritis. However, I chose 356.9 due to unspecified peripheral neuropathy.
 

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Is there more to the documentation? I do jot see a dx of mononeuritis from this nor do i get peripheral neuritis, idiopathic or hereditary. I get leg cramps which has a specific code.
 

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It's my understanding that documentation of neuropathy is coded as 356.9 unless more information is available, that is per the Healthcare business monthly magazine article in the August issue.
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