ICD 9 V code Question

  1. Is there a V code for paraplegia or other spinal cord injury status?

    thanks!
    HollyVK
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   CapeCodMermaid
    http://icd9cm.chrisendres.com/2007/
    I looked quickly on the above site and the only V code I saw was for implantation of a brain stimulator.
    There are many ICD-9 web sites you could look at.
  4. by   ruseenmetoo RN
    Quote from hollyvk
    Is there a V code for paraplegia or other spinal cord injury status?

    thanks!
    HollyVK
    Not sure why you are looking for a status code as paraplegia can be the reason you have all the NOT wonderful things that follow ie neurogenic bladder, atrophy etc... maybe not enough info..??? I would code what we are treating and put parapl on down the list to explain..... Please share other ideas....
  5. by   ruseenmetoo RN
    Quote from ruseenmetoo RN
    Not sure why you are looking for a status code as paraplegia can be the reason you have all the NOT wonderful things that follow ie neurogenic bladder, atrophy etc... maybe not enough info..??? I would code what we are treating and put parapl on down the list to explain..... Please share other ideas....
    Have you tried the HH coders list serve?
  6. by   hollyvk
    Quote from hollyvk
    Is there a V code for paraplegia or other spinal cord injury status?
    Upon further research it looks like there are no applicable V codes, just the appropriate 344 code (which, of course, can be a permanent dx).

    HollyVK

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