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TSH with symptoms of Tremors

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    This is the only thing I got in my email from one of my clinics. I have no idea how I could code this. Maybe I need more info from them?

    Hi Stuart,
    I have an order from the doctor for a TSH level for symptoms of tremor. I have scanned the list of ICD9 and this not a choice. Do you know if a code exists for this symptom?
    Thanks,
    Jo

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    I just happened to come across something similar today- the patient had head tremors due to her TSH levels. They lowered the dose of Levoxyl.

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    Tremor codes to 781.0. Did the email mean tremor wasn't an acceptable code for medical necessity of the test?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjb5019 View Post
    I just happened to come across something similar today- the patient had head tremors due to her TSH levels. They lowered the dose of Levoxyl.
    Did you already have this coded? Did you have to code it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjb5019 View Post
    Tremor codes to 781.0. Did the email mean tremor wasn't an acceptable code for medical necessity of the test?

    Yeah I found that as a code too, but I really couldn't get any other info from her on this. To be honest I think you are right about it just not being a medical necessity. She was trying to see what code she could use to get maximum reimbursement. This is an dialysis company FYI.

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