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Orthopedic Coding Alert


You Will Have to Become More Specific With 714.0 Starting October 1

Your physician likely already documents the location. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disorder that may affect many tissues and organs but mainly attacks flexible (synovial) joints. ICD-9-CM Code: Currently, you will report this condition with 714.0 (Rheumatoid arthritis). ICD-10-CM Codes: That changes after October 1, 2015. Your choices will expand as follows: M06.00, Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, [...]

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