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Orthopedic Coding Alert

ICD-10:
Straining to Find a Neck Sprain Code? Here are Your Options

Watch out: Careful of what seventh character you apply. Neck sprain means that the patient presents with damage to the ligaments of the neck. To report the correct code you must specify which ligaments/joints were sprained in the neck. Here are your options: S13.4xx-, Sprain of ligaments of cervical spine S13.8xx-, Sprain of joints and ligaments of other parts of [...]