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Orthopedic Coding Alert

ICD-10:
Get Ready For Dozens of New Options For Meniscus Tears

You’ll ditch your current 836.xx options and specify the type of meniscus tear. A tear of meniscus occurs in the knee and is a common sport injury — and with the October 1, 2015 ICD-10 implementation date looming ahead, that means you need to learn how to report these injuries sooner rather than later. ICD-9-CM Codes: Currently, you should report: [...]