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    Default History of Seizure Disorder

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    Does anyone have a suggestion for a diagnosis code for "history of seizure disorder"?

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    Default hx of seizure disorder


    If she has non-epileptic seizures that are recurrent, than I would code 780.39.

    Terri Steinke

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    Apr 2007
    Kingsport, TN


    Since it is the "history of" wouldn't you use a V code? Perhaps V12.49.

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    Apr 2007
    Kokomo, IN

    Default h/o seizure disorder

    Are they currently on medication to control the seizures?

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    Not that has been noted...

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    Kokomo, IN

    Default h/o seizure disorder

    I don't usually code for history of seizure disorder. Somehow I have always felt this was a chronic condition (unless it's febrile). Even if not on medication, I would always be waiting for the next episode. If you can't get clarification and there is absolutely nothing else, I would code the 780.39, but this is a coders choice.
    Anyone else?

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    I would say V12.49 b/c it is not a current issue

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    all it says is history of seizure disorder and currently on meds for it

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    Columbia, MO


    780.39 is a symptom code indicating the patient is currently having a symptom of a convulsion. This is not what was stated. Use the V12.49 and the V58.83 and the V58.61. Do not give the patient a dx or symtoms they do not have just to keep from using the V codes.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thanks for help

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