by Chris Woolstenhulme, QCC, CMCS, CPC, CMRS
March 7th, 2017
When coding chronic migraines related to menstrual cramps, you must document that the patient has menstrual migraines. With ICD-10 there are a variety of migraines, including those that are neurologic, abdominal, and ophthalmologic based. You must also document whether the menstrual migraine (G43.82- and G43.83-) is intractable or not intractable, including whether it is with or without status migrainosus.
G43.821 Menstrual migraine, not intractable, with status migrainosus
G43.829 Menstrual migraine, not intractable, without status migrainosus
G43.831 Menstrual migraine, intractable, with status migrainosus
G43.839 Menstrual migraine, intractable, without status migrainosus