ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V66.7

Encountr palliative care

Diagnosis Code V66.7

ICD-9: V66.7
Short Description: Encountr palliative care
Long Description: Encounter for palliative care
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V66.7

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons encountering health services in other circumstances (V60-V69)
      • V66 Convalescence and palliative care

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z51.5 - Encounter for palliative care

  • Full care by hospice
  • Seen in hospice
  • Shared care - hospice and general practitioner

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V66.7 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Palliative Care

Palliative care is treatment of the discomfort, symptoms, and stress of serious illness. It provides relief from distressing symptoms including

  • Pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Problems with sleep

It can also help you deal with the side effects of the medical treatments you're receiving.

Hospice care, care at the end of life, always includes palliative care. But you may receive palliative care at any stage of an illness. The goal is to make you comfortable and improve your quality of life.

NIH: National Institute of Nursing Research

  • Finding Family Support Resource Card - NIH (National Institute of Nursing Research)
  • Palliative care - fear and anxiety
  • Palliative care - fluid, food, and digestion
  • Palliative care - managing pain
  • Palliative care - shortness of breath
  • Palliative care - what the final days are like
  • Pediatric Palliative Care at a Glance - NIH (National Institute of Nursing Research)
  • What is palliative care?

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