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ICD-9 Code for Hot Flashes

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    Does anyone have an ICD-9 code for hot flashes? It doesn't necessarily mean a symptom of menopause. This is for oncology patients that experience these symptoms. Thank you, Lee

  2. #2
    Charleston, South Carolina
    How about 627.2, flushing - menopausal - see ICD book for complete verbiage.


  3. #3
    North Carolina
    What about 782.62?
    Rebecca CPC, CPMA, CEMC

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    try 259.2 - flush syndrome...hope it helps!

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    If the patient has a definitive diagnosis why are you coding the symptom of the disease process?

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    Milwaukee WI
    Default V58.69
    How about V58.69 - Long-term (current) use of other medications
    Since this is an effect of the chemotherapy.

    Just a thought ...
    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M

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    I don't have a coding book off-hand, but are you sure the patients hot flashes aren't an inherent condition to a neoplasm or another robust condition. I wouldn't automatically assume hot flashes are related to menopausal unless documented by a MD or DO.

    I agree with maysons notion!

    Chad Malek, CPC, CCA
    Malek Strategic Coding Solutions, Ltd.

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    How about 780.8 generalized hyperhidrosis (including diaphoresis, excessive sweating, secondary hyperhidrosis)?

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    782.62 Flushing

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    You can code a symptom of a disease if it is not necessarily a common symptom that everyone gets.

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