The way your doctor codes a disease during your visit depends upon whether your insurance will cover or not.
Fibromyalgia does not have an international classification of diseases code (ICD) specifically, it is usually coded under myalgia and myositis, unspecific, 729.1.(11) Under the 729.1 for now. However the ICD-9 is to change by 2013, and there is a great deal of concern regarding this change. Please see, “Who is the WHO and Why Does it Matter to You” at https://thesethree.com/Who_is_WHO_.html.
As long as your doctor codes all of your complaints, including those for comorbid conditions to fibromyalgia, your insurance should cover it. If you have a problem, speak with the person in the doctor’s office that does insurance billing.
All blogs, posts and answers are based on the work in Integrative Therapies for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Myofascial Pain: The Mind-Body Connection by Celeste Cooper, RN, and Jeff Miller, PhD. 2010, Vermont: Healing Arts press and are not meant to replace medical advice. http://www.thesethree.com
Author of Chapter Five, Living with and Coping Effectively Through Fibromyalgia: Detecting Barriers, Understanding the Clues, in Fibromyalgia Insider Secrets: 10 Top Experts, 2nd Ed. Ebook complied by Deirdre Rawlings, ND, PhD
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