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Thread: What is appropraite ICD-9 for cervical spasms?

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    Default What is appropraite ICD-9 for cervical spasms?

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    I cant locate information for the most appropriate code for "cervical spasms" (nothing else mentioned on cause)
    723.1 with 728.85 are the best i could locate but thinking I should one be using 1 ICD-9 so checking before speaking with provider!

    Appreciate your input!!!!!

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    Talking cervical spasm

    a great tool for coding is flashcode.com. it is very helpful. I came up with 661.40. Check it out in the back of the ICD-9 book. Cervical spasm is listed there.
    Hope this helps

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    I believe Melinda is speaking of the back (cervical region) due to her selection of ICD-9 codes. Melinda...Am I correct?

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    Default per MD cervical spasms both R&L sides of neck & back

    if that helps(-" Mahalo!!!!

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    I would go for 728.85 alone.
    If needed to code for back spasm we need to opt for 724.8

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