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Jaw Pain Diagnosis

Question: What diagnosis should I use for jaw pain due to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder? I’d like to be more specific than “generalized pain.”
Georgia Subscriber   Answer: You’re correct to try to steer clear of “catchall” diagnoses such as 780.96 (Generalized pain) whenever possible. The best diagnoses depend on your carrier guidelines and exactly what kind of [...]

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