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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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From: David Lawson

Dear Accident Compensation Corporation,

I would appreciate your assistance in providing the following official information;

OIA 1982 Request 1

Please confirm whether ACC accepts complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) injuries for cover under the ACC Act 2001, and any of the ACC Act's previous versions.

OIA 1982 Request 2

If the answer to OIA 1982 Request 1 above is yes, please advise when ACC first accepted claims for CRPS.

OIA 1982 Request 3

If the answer to OIA 1982 Request 1 above is yes, please confirm what the ACC Read Code is for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is and all variants further denoting such things as: (1) the area of of the body the CRPS applies to, (the type of CRPS that applies) * Please refer to the CRPS ICD 10 Codes for CRPS sourced from http://www.rsdhope.org/icd-10-codes-for-... included at the bottom of the page.

OIA 1982 Request 4

If the answer to request OIA 1982 Request 1 is yes, please advise if and when the ACC Read Codes that ACC treatment providers use to lodge specific injury code diagnoses with the Corporation were updated to include the injury diagnosis complex regional pain syndrome, and expanded to include all sub codes in line with the ICD classification diagnosis codes.

OIA 1982 Request 5

If ACC does not have comparative Read Codes for CRPS and all it's sub diagnosis codes in line with the ICD yearly diagnosis codes, how has a claimant's CRPS injury been registered as an injury on EOS on a claimant's claim file as a diagnosis code?....i.e. so what recognised diagnosis code or codes for CRPS are used to provide an updated diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome on a claimants EOS claim file.

Does ACC record CRPS as CRPS on a clients clain records on EOS or does ACC use a different medical term to register a CRPS injury diagnosis on a claimants EOS claim file. If so please use the medical diagnosis term that ACC has previously and currently use for updating a claimants CRPS injury code on their EOS file.
Under s16(2) of the Official Information Act, my preferred way of receiving a response is by email to the address from which ACC received the original request, not by post.

I thank you for your time and assistance.

Yours faithfully,

David Lawson

ICD 10 CODES FOR CRPS - International Classification of Disease Codes - Effective October 2014

The ICD 9 Codes For RSDS are listed at the bottom of the page

Here are the ICD 10 Codes, to replace the old ICD 9 Codes. These codes are supposed to be used by Drs around the world to help differentiate between the various types of CRPS.

G90.5 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I (CRPS I)
(CRPS Type I or what used to be termed Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)

G90.50 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I, unspecified

G90.51 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I of upper limb
G90.511 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I of right upper limb
G90.512 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I of left upper limb
G90.513 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I of upper limb, bilateral
G90.519 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I of unspecified upper limb

G90.52 Complex regional pain syndrome Type I of lower limb
G90.521 Complex regional pain syndrome Type I of right lower limb
G90.522 Complex regional pain syndrome Type I of left lower limb
G90.523 Complex regional pain syndrome Type I of lower limb, bilateral
G90.529 Complex regional pain syndrome Type I of unspecified lower limb

G90.59 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I of other specified site

G56.4 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome II of upper limb
G57.7 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome II of lower limb
G56.4 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome II of upper limb

G57.70 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome II of unspecified lower limb
G57.71 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome II of right lower limb
G57.72 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome II of left lower limb

ICD 9 CODES - INTERNATIONAL DISEASE CODES FOR RSDS (current codes)

Will be replaced by the ICD 10 Codes in October 2014

337.20 RSDS Unspecified site
337.21 RSDS Upper Extremity
337.22 RSDS Lower Extremity
337.29 RSDS Other Specified Site

ICD - International Classification of Disease Coding System Page (also includes a program to convert ICD 9 Codes into the newer ICD 10 Codes)

The Web's Free 2012 ICD-10-CM Medical Coding Reference. We've taken the ICD-10 coding books and added over 10.6 million hyperlinks between codes to make it faster and easier to find what you need.
ICD-10 codes become effective in the United States on October 1, 2014

ICD CODES 10 or 9 Which is Correct for CRPS? - FACTS & MYTHS

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