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Pain Management Coding Alert


Verify the Spinal Location to Choose Your Schmorl's Node Diagnosis

Heads up: Get ready for more choices with ICD-10. “Schmorl’s nodes” might not be a term you hear every day, but it’s actually a condition that affects about 30 percent of the population. ICD-9 includes several diagnosis codes for Schmorl’s nodes – protrusions of disc material into the adjacent vertebral bone – based on the spinal location, and ICD-10 will [...]

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