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Old 01-22-2010, 11:16 AM
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Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help with and ICD-9 code for Loss of Balance?

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Old 01-22-2010, 01:34 PM
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The code is: 781.2

Gait:
ataxic
paralytic
spastic
staggering
ataxia:

NOS (781.3)
locomotor (progressive) (094.0)
difficulty in walking (719.7)


This is found under "Imbalance".

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Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help with and ICD-9 code for Loss of Balance?

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actually the E code for loss of balance
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actually the E code for loss of balance
Actually, it would depend on the situation. You only want to use an E code for first time encounters- it would not be appropriate for use on a patient who is coming in, say, for consistent issues with loss of balance that they want to address. I believe 781.2 would be more appropriate for that. An E code would be appropriate if they were coming to the ER or if they were, for example, seeing their orthopedist after having an injury due to loss of balance and it was their first visit to doc. E codes are used purely to indicate how an accident occurred, and also should never be the first listed or only listed diagnosis code.
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