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Distinguish TMJ Types with These Codes

Question: How should I report a diagnosis of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder? North Dakota Subscriber Answer: It depends on the type of TMJ disorder and the laterality of the condition. First, you’ll code unspecified TMJ disorders with one of the following codes, depending on the patient’s specific circumstances: M26.601 —  Right temporomandibular joint disorder, unspecified M26.602 — Left temporomandibular joint [...]