Billable Medical Code for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 354.0
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 354.0.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is also known as entrapment median nerve, L carpal tunnel syndrome, left carpal tunnel syndrome, median nerve entrapment, R carpal tunnel syndrome, right carpal tunnel syndrome, unilateral left sided carpal tunnel syndrome, unilateral righ sided carpal tunnel syndrome, and unilateral right sided carpal tunnel syndrome (disorder). This applies to median nerve entrapment and partial thenar atrophy.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Definition and Symptoms
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that involves a pinched nerve in the wrist. This syndrome affects the hand and arm. The most common cause of this condition is a compressed median nerve. Symptoms include tingling or numbness in the hand, weakness in the hand or arm, and pain in the hand and arm.