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Study What Differentiates M47.812 From M47.892

Question: Our physician documented cervical spondylosis affecting the C2-3 and C3-4 joints. Is the correct diagnosis M47.891 or M47.892? Minnesota Subscriber Answer: ICD-10 diagnosis codes M47.892 (Other spondylosis, cervical region) and M47.891 (Other spondylosis, occipito-atlanto-axial region) are appropriate starting points for the C0-C1 and C1-C2 spinal levels. However, check the notes for documentation of whether the patient has spondylosis with [...]

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