Results 1 to 2 of 2

History of cephalgia

  1. Default History of cephalgia
    Medical Coding Books
    What is the code for history of cephalgia?

  2. #2
    Arrow According to Google...
    Which is my default medical encyclopedia/ ICD-9 and CPT books (laugh if you want...it easier, faster, and more informative than the real thing)...

    It could be a number of codes depending on the cause...

    You should "see also", headache:
    784.0 Headache
    Facial pain
    Pain in head NOS
    Excludes:
    atypical face pain (350.2)
    migraine (346.0-346.9)
    tension headache (307.81)



    Or, it could be one of these:

    histamine 339.00
    nonorganic origin 307.81
    other trigeminal autonomic (TACS) 339.09
    psychogenic 307.81
    tension 307.81

    (see below)


    339.00 Cluster headache syndrome, unspecified
    Ciliary neuralgia
    Cluster headache NOS
    Histamine cephalgia
    Lower half migraine
    Migrainous neuralgia

    307.81 Tension headache
    Excludes:
    headache:
    NOS (784.0)
    migraine (346.0-346.9)
    syndromes (339.00-339.89)
    tension type (339.10-339.12)


    339.09 Other trigeminal autonomic cephalgias

    http://icd9cm.chrisendres.com/index....rchtext=339.09

    Website has 2009 codes, but they're free, and most of the codes are still valid.

    * You shoudn't code the history if it's irrelevant to the encounter, and was just mentioned for informational purposes.

    If it IS relevant, but not a current problem, I'd consider the personal History code, especially V12.49, because it is a specified condition, but it's going to depend on the cause of the headaches, to be sure...
    V12 Personal history of certain other diseases
    V12.4 Disorders of nervous system and sense organs
    V12.40 Unspecified disorder of nervous system and sense organs
    V12.41 Benign neoplasm of the brain
    V12.42 Infections of the central nervous system
    Encephalitis
    Meningitis
    V12.49 Other disorders of nervous system and sense organs


    If it's a current problem, and there has been a history of it, just code the headache with a numeric code. For example, if the note says, Chief complaint is headaches, and in the HPI, the patient's history of headaches is brought up, you're still only going to code the headache as a current condition, and leave off the V-code. It's hard to know without seeing the whole picture - sorry I can't be too helpful...
    Last edited by btadlock1; 12-12-2010 at 06:31 PM.

Similar Threads

  1. History
    By msingh23 in forum E/M
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-13-2014, 09:20 AM
  2. See History summary sheet for history
    By WendyHunter in forum E/M
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-06-2011, 10:49 AM
  3. Family History vs Personal History as Primary
    By Janelle926 in forum Gastroenterology
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-08-2011, 04:53 PM
  4. History of
    By cheermom68 in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-23-2010, 10:52 AM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-19-2009, 01:01 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?

Login

Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.