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Neurology & Pain Management Coding Alert

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Dig Into Your Options for Neck Sprain Diagnosis

Question: Our pain management specialist is treating a patient for neck sprain. What is the best ICD-10 diagnosis for sprain in the cervical region? New Mexico Subscriber Answer: When you still coded with ICD-9, neck sprain and strain had a common code: 847.0 (Neck sprain) under category 847 (Sprains and strains of other and unspecified parts of back). Now, with ICD-10, you [...]

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