Billable Medical Code for Disturbance of Skin Sensation

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 782.0

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 782.0.

The Short Description Is: Skin sensation disturb.

Known As

Paresthesia is also known as altered sensation of skin (finding), anesthesia of skin, burning sensation of skin, circumoral paresthesia, paresthesia lower limb, paresthesia upper limb,
pins and needles, prickling sensation (finding), prickling sensation of skin, sensation of burning of skin (finding), sensation of burning or prickling of skin, and sensory disorder burning or prickling sensation. This applies to anesthesia of skin, burning or prickling sensation, hyperesthesia, hypoesthesia, numbness, paresthesia, and tingling.

Paresthesia Definition and Symptoms

Paresthesia is the abnormal sensation of tingling or prickling on the skin. The most common causes are nerve damage, herniated disk, bone fractures, back or neck injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Symptoms are muscle spasms, feeling a temporary numbness or tingling, pain, frequent urination, and anxiety.