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Orthopedic Coding Alert

ICD-10:

No Need to Stick Your Neck Out When Choosing Chronic Neck Pain Code in 2014

ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes share a common descriptor. Chronic pain the neck is a common diagnosis you may be reporting. The good news is that ICD-10 transition will offer no additional challenges for reporting neck pain. You’ll have a simple one-to-one match in ICD-10. When your surgeon makes a diagnosis of chronic neck pain, you report 723.1 (Cervicalgia) in ICD-10. [...]


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