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Pain Management Coding Alert


Longer Descriptors Will Mean Better Whiplash Reporting, Come October

Extended 7-digit codes will bring even more specificity. Millions of people suffer neck and back injuries due to whiplash each year, making it a fairly common condition for pain management specialists to treat. The current ICD-9 structure offers multiple diagnosis options, and ICD-10 will introduce even more in October. Start by pinpointing the affected area of the spine, and you’ll [...]

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