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Neurology & Pain Management Coding Alert

Master the Cervical Disc Disorders in ICD-10

Choose your codes based on pathology and anatomical location. In ICD-10, there are two disc disorder categories to choose from in spinal disc disorders: M50 (Cervical disc disorders) and M51 (Thoracic, thoracolumbar, and lumbosacral intervertebral disc disorders). “We see this commonly in our older patients and some athletes,” says Elizabeth Earhart, CPC, who works as a coder in Millersville, Penn. Check [...]