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    what icd-9 code do you use for hot flashes without mention of hormonal imbalance? thanks!

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    What about 782.62
    Karen Barron, CPC
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    Since documentation doesn't state a hormonal imbalance...I like Karen's choice.

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    As read through these great response, I see the importance of continuing to learn in this field. With that said.



    Question ladies.

    Pertaing to hot flashes, why wouldn't

    ICD-9CM 627.2 Symptomatic menopausal or female climacteric states
    (Symptoms, such as flushing, sleeplessness, headache,)


    Fit this senario.



    Thank You
    Daniel

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    I believe that the hot flashes are not related to hormonal changes. This was stated in the note....BUT, what out for the ones that are. lol
    Karen Barron, CPC
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    The question specifically stated "no mention of hormonal imbalance"...

    627.2=Plain English Description:
    Symptomatic menopausal or female climacteric states are symptoms such as hot flashes, headache, and altered mental state that occur in women going through menopause.

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    thanks, I did use 682.62 since the doctor did not reference any hormonal or menopausal changes. My coders wanted to go with the hormonal, but if it's not documented that way.............

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