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Pain Management Coding Alert


Pay Attention to Spinal Region When Coding for Neck Sprain

Tip: The smallest details can make a difference. When you still coded with ICD-9, a single code represented neck sprain and strain: 847.0 (Neck sprain) under category 847 (Sprains and strains of other and unspecified parts of back). Now, with ICD-10, you report neck sprain using S13.- (Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments at neck level). This code includes: [...]

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