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Orthopedic Coding Alert


Expand Your 355.6 Diagnosis Into Three Options in 2015

Key: Laterality becomes important.  Lesion of plantar nerve means that the patient presents with damaged tissue on the plantar nerve. To report the correct code you must specify which limb the plantar nerve lesion occurred in.  ICD-9-CM Code: Currently, you should report this condition with 355.6 (Lesion of plantar nerve). ICD-10-CM Codes: However, you have more options once your diagnosis [...]