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Spotting Evidence of 'Intractable' Migraines, 'Status Migrainosus'

Question: I do some light diagnosis coding when we are short-staffed and I have the time. I’m a bit puzzled by the ICD-10 codes for migraine headaches; specifically, a couple of terms in the code descriptors confuse me. For diagnosis coding purposes, what is an “intractable” migraine? Also, what is “status migrainosus”? Arkansas Subscriber Answer: You’re right to be concerned about the [...]