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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Parse Anatomy for Vertebral Disc Dx

Question: Notes indicate that the orthopedist saw an established patient recovering from a traumatic rupture of the intervertebral disc. Notes indicate a level-three evaluation and management (E/M) service. How should I code this encounter? Wyoming Subscriber Answer: You’ll need more information on the exact location and nature of the rupture before adding an ICD-10 code to your 99203 (Office or [...]