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Check Out These Radiculopathy Codes in ICD-10

Question: What ICD-10 codes can we submit to report the diagnosis of lumbar radiculopathy?
Ohio Subscriber Answer: When your physician documents a diagnosis of lumbar radiculopathy, you will submit ICD-10 code M54.16 (Radiculopathy, lumbar region). ICD-9: The only code in ICD-9 for radiculopathy is 724.4 (Thoracic or lumbosacral neuritis or radiculitis, unspecified). This sole code covers the radiculopathy in the thoracic, [...]