AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2019 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Codes

Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome

Code R11.15, Cyclical vomiting syndrome unrelated to migraine, has been created to specifically identify those cases in which a patient has cyclical vomiting that is totally unrelated to a migraine. Cyclical vomiting syndrome is described as episodes of severe vomiting that have no noticeable cause. Episodes can last for days or hours and alternate with symptom-free periods. Each episode tends to start at the same time of day, last the same length of time and occur with the same symptoms and level of intensity. Treatment usually involves medications, including anti-nausea and migraine therapies that may lessen symptoms. Previously...

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