ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V82.81

Screen - osteoporosis

Diagnosis Code V82.81

ICD-9: V82.81
Short Description: Screen - osteoporosis
Long Description: Special screening for osteoporosis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V82.81

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons without reported diagnosis encountered during examination and investigation of individuals and populations (V70-V82)
      • V82 Special screening for other conditions

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z13.820 - Encounter for screening for osteoporosis

  • Femoral neck dual energy X-ray photon absorptiometry scan result osteopenic
  • Femoral neck dual energy X-ray photon absorptiometry scan result osteoporotic
  • Forearm dual energy X-ray photon absorptiometry scan result osteopenic
  • Hip dual energy X-ray photon absorptiometry scan result osteopenic
  • Osteoporosis risk assessment done
  • Quantitative ultrasound scan of heel - result osteoporotic

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V82.81 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Osteoporosis (generalized) 733.00
      • screening V82.81
    • Screening (for) V82.9
      • osteoporosis V82.81

Information for Patients

Health Screening

Also called: Screening tests

Screenings are tests that look for diseases before you have symptoms. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they're easier to treat. You can get some screenings in your doctor's office. Others need special equipment, so you may need to go to a different office or clinic.

Some conditions that doctors commonly screen for include

  • Breast cancer and cervical cancer in women
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Prostate cancer in men

Which tests you need depends on your age, your sex, your family history, and whether you have risk factors for certain diseases. After a screening test, ask when you will get the results and whom to talk to about them.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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Osteoporosis makes your bones weak and more likely to break. Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is common in older women. As many as half of all women and a quarter of men older than 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.

Risk factors include

  • Getting older
  • Being small and thin
  • Having a family history of osteoporosis
  • Taking certain medicines
  • Being a white or Asian woman
  • Having osteopenia, which is low bone density

Osteoporosis is a silent disease. You might not know you have it until you break a bone. A bone mineral density test is the best way to check your bone health. To keep bones strong, eat a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, exercise and do not smoke. If needed, medicines can also help.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Bone mineral density test
  • Calcium, vitamin D, and your bones
  • Exercise, lifestyle, and your bones
  • Medicines for osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • What causes bone loss?

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