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Author: Admin DRG FAQ Views: 1799 Created: 2010-08-28 11:38 Last Updated: 2010-11-04 09:47

Can I code headache?

Nikolai von Schroeders answers:

Yes, the general code for headache is R51.

As "headache" is only a symptom it is only coded if you do not find the underlying disease. If the underlying disease is known this has to be coded.