The day that many fibromyalgia sufferers have been waiting for has finally come. Fibromyalgia is real and is now recognized as such by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the National Center for Health Statistics.
Effective October 1, 2015, fibromyalgia has its own diagnosis code that is included in the list of official diagnostic codes used by the U.S. healthcare industry including doctors, insurance companies and government agencies. ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification) is the most recent revision to the list of these codes that now includes fibromyalgia. Previously, doctors had to use a general code called “myalgia and myositis, unspecified.”