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ICD-10: Prepare Now for Multiple Diagnosis Choices for Secondary Parkinsonism ICD-10 will expand options for more specificity
Posted on 25. Apr, 2012 by Gaurav Gandhi.
Anesthesia providers sometimes rely on underlying conditions such as Parkinson’s disease to help justify why a patient needs anesthesia. ICD-10 brings several new Parkinson’s diagnosis options to consider, so accurate coding will depend on how many details your providers include in their documentation.
Currently, ICD-9-CM has two diagnoses for Parkinson’s disease, and each qualifies the types of conditions included:
- 332.0 (Paralysis agitans) encompasses idiopathic or primary forms of Parkinsonism or Parkinson’s disease, or Parkinson’s NOS.
- 332.1 (Secondary Parkinsonism) includes neuroleptic-induced Parkinsonism or Parkinsonism due to drugs.
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