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Pain Management Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Making Your Headache Diagnoses Count

Question: During a level-three evaluation and management (E/M) service for a new patient, the PM specialist diagnoses a patient with chronic, intractable cluster headaches. I am getting a headache myself looking at all the ICD-10 options. What is a cluster headache, and what ICD-10 code should I report? I thought a cluster headache was the same as a migraine, but [...]