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    What ICD-9 code do you use for Neuropathic pain?

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    What ICD-9 code do you use for Neuropathic pain?


    Quote Originally Posted by scicchitanoa View Post
    What ICD-9 code do you use for Neuropathic pain?

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    I know this is an older post but I actually needed this ICD-9 code today. I'm looking at 355.9. Any takers?

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    so do you have a location for this pain...just very general neuropathic pain? Makes it a little harder without additional information. If that is all you have then.... yes you would have to use the general 355.9.. Best case would be to find out exact location and cause have it documented and then you would be able to code this more accuratly

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    As of now, that is all I have. Typically, he provides a specific location but not in this case. Thanks for the feedback.

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    If it is only documented as neuropathic pain and nothing else we can code 729.2 (nerve pain) any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scicchitanoa View Post
    What ICD-9 code do you use for Neuropathic pain?

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    Neuropathic pain should be 349.9 i.e. Unspecified disorder of nervous system.

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