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Code Associated Condition in This Fibromyalgia Encounter

Question: Our provider diagnosed a patient with chronic migraines and headaches r/t (related to) fibromyalgia. Should I regard the migraines as a symptom and just code the fibromyalgia, or should I code the chronic migraines along with it? California Subscriber Answer: Fibromyalgia, as defined by Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, “is a disorder of unknown cause characterized by chronic widespread aching and [...]