Home » Categories » ICD-9-CM Coding

Post Mastectomy Pain Syndrome


Question

Oncologist is documenting patient has "post mastectomy pain syndrome" and is on daily Gabapentin for this condition. WHat is the diagnosis code for this? 

Answer

According to articles on post mastectomy pain syndrome, this condition is caused by the sacrificing of the intercostal nerve during the mastectomy.  Since there is no code available to capture a post mastectomy pain syndrome, it is suggested that this condition be coded to a chronic postoperative pain syndrome.  This condition is coded to the chronic classification since you have indicated that the patient is on daily medication for this condition.  338.28 is suggested to capture chronic post operative pain.


Disclaimer: All articles intended for general consumption only and not as a recommendation for a specific situation. Readers should consult an official source (AHA, AMA, etc.) or a qualified attorney for specific legal guidance.
Attachments Attachments
There are no attachments for this article.
Related Articles RSS Feed
Difficult to Wean Off the Ventilator
Viewed 1816 times since Thu, Feb 7, 2013
3-Day Payment Window/POA
Viewed 2313 times since Fri, Dec 3, 2010
Two Separate Incisions to Complete Appendectomy
Viewed 4049 times since Wed, Nov 17, 2010
High Blood Pressure (HBP)
Viewed 1609 times since Wed, May 4, 2011
Spine Coding and Spondylolisthesis
Viewed 2294 times since Thu, Oct 13, 2011
Stroke
Viewed 1945 times since Fri, May 27, 2011
Low Potassium
Viewed 3359 times since Tue, Aug 23, 2011
Screening Mammogram w/ other Tests and DX
Viewed 1404 times since Wed, Dec 21, 2011
Iron Deficiency
Viewed 3462 times since Wed, Dec 14, 2011
Surgical Procedure Code-Coposacropexy
Viewed 2061 times since Thu, May 19, 2011
Quorum Health Resources, LLC :: 105 Continental Place Brentwood, TN 37027 :: Phone: (615) 371-4506