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Neurology & Pain Management Coding Alert


Polymyalgia Rheumatica Keeps a Single Diagnosis Code

Don’t combine the condition with giant cell arteritis. Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is not one of the most common diagnoses your pain management physician will assign, but you need to know about the condition in case you ever have to code for it. When you coded with ICD-9, you reported diagnosis 725 (Polymyalgia rheumatic). You still have a single code for [...]

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