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Refer to ICD-10-CM Guidelines for Monoplegia, Hemiplegia Coding

Question: Should I code a patient with monoplegia of the left arm as G83.22 or G83.20? Delaware Subscriber Answer: ICD-10-CM guidelines for coding monoplegia and hemiplegia state that, “should the affected side be documented, but not specified as dominant or nondominant, and the classification system does not indicate a default, code selection is as follows: For ambidextrous patients, the default [...]