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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Don't Let Transitioning from 719.4x to M25.5-- Become a Pain

Check out how your joint pain diagnoses will be more detailed in 2015. You may be used to applying a 719.4x code to many of your orthopedic practice’s claims, but you’ll have to up your specificity after October 1, 2015. Not only will you specify the anatomical location of the joint pain, but you’ll also be adding the laterality.  Note: [...]