This e-newsletter provides obstetricians, pediatricians, and nurses with links to the latest research on ways to understand and to help children and adults on the autism spectrum. Please feel free to send us your comments and feedback to: ClinicalResearchInAutism@autism.com.
Steve Edelson, Ph.D. and Lenny Schafer
ICD-9-CM Code for Wandering
V40.31 - Wandering in diseases
Physicians should be aware of a relatively new ICD-9-CM code regarding the problem of wandering and elopement in individuals with ASD and other disabilities. We would like to extend our thanks to the National Autism Association for helping to establish this important ICD-9-CM code.