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Orthopedic Coding Alert


Smooth Your Spinal Stenosis Transition by Learning New Dx Sooner Rather than Later

Hint: You’ll have more options in 2015 than 724.xx describes.  Spinal stenosis means the patient presents with compression of the spine. To report the correct code, you should specify where the spinal stenosis is occurring.  ICD-9-CM Code: Here’s how you report this condition right now: 723.0, Spinal stenosis in cervical region
724.00, Spinal stenosis of unspecified region
724.01, [...]