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    Does anyone know of an ICD-9 code for this?
    (I am having trouble concentrating today myself! HAHA)

    Thanks in Advance,
    Amy Dennington, CPC

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    Default diffulty concentrating
    see 784.60

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    I would use 799.51

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    May be you could select from one of these:
    309.23- Specific Academic or work inhibition.
    314.01- simple disturbance of attention ( it should go with over activity)
    781.8- Hemi-inattention.

    The age and other factors associated, should also be taken into account for selection/assigning the code.
    Hope this helps to give some clue

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    For DX of "difficulty concentrating", so stated, I would agree with using 799.51 attention or concentration deficit.
    Vanessa Mier, CPC

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    I work in an auditing environment that is 1-2 calendar years behind so I am still using ICD-9 2009. It was interesting to read the suggestion for this dx. 799.51 is a new code in the 2011 that spells it out directly, whereas in previous versions, there are many options that were not this direct. Just one more reason to welcome ICD-10!

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    Quote Originally Posted by terribrown View Post
    I work in an auditing environment that is 1-2 calendar years behind so I am still using ICD-9 2009. It was interesting to read the suggestion for this dx. 799.51 is a new code in the 2011 that spells it out directly, whereas in previous versions, there are many options that were not this direct. Just one more reason to welcome ICD-10!
    Lol. I didn't even realize that this question was initially asked in 2009! My guess is that the asker has probably sorted it all out by now. ;B
    Vanessa Mier, CPC

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    Wow, i didn't realize when it was asked either

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    Thanks for this new code. I was just looking for a code like this since last year.

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