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Pain Management Coding Alert

ICD-10 Coding:

Look to F45.4- When Pain Is Tied to Psychological Factors

Best practice: Include a “causation statement” with your claim. When you’re choosing a diagnosis code for patients with pain related to psychological disorders, ordering the ICD-10 codes properly is vital to correct coding. “It’s a chicken-and-egg situation,” says Asokumar Buvanendran, MD, William Gottschalk Endowed Chair of Anesthesiology, Vice Chair Research & Director of Orthopedic Anesthesia, and professor of anesthesiology at [...]

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