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Orthopedic Coding Alert


ICD-10 Brings 3 Times More Recurrent Shoulder Dislocation Diagnoses

Don’t miss these Excludes2 notes. Patients suffering from recurrent dislocation of the shoulder have repeated partial or total separation of the head of humerus from the glenoid cavity. Currently, you should report 718.31 (Recurrent dislocation of joint of shoulder region). However, your options expand after October 1. You will have instead: M24.411, Recurrent dislocation, right shoulder
M24.412, Recurrent dislocation, [...]

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