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Orthopedic Coding Alert

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Go Deep into Details for Specific Limb Length Dx

Question: Notes indicate that the provider performed a level-three new patient evaluation and management (E/M) service for a patient with acquired unequal limb length. What is the proper ICD-10 code for unequal limb length? Utah Subscriber Answer: If you're unable to get more information - specifically, the anatomy and laterality of the limb length - then you'll append M21.70 (Unequal [...]