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Primary Care Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Note This Advice for Flawless Flushing Dx

Question: Our physician just saw a 39-year-old female patient and gave a diagnosis of hot flashes. Would it be correct to use N95.1 or would R23.2 be a better choice? California Subscriber Answer: Even though N95.1 (Menopausal and female climacteric states) features a note which states it includes “symptoms such as flushing, sleeplessness, headache, [and/or] lack of concentration, associated with [...]