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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

Sprain and Strain Diagnoses Flourish Under ICD-10

You’ll now find over a dozen codes just for neck pain. You cannot afford to take it easy on coding for sprains and strains, as they form a major group of secondary diagnosis codes that help demonstrate medical necessity. “PI and WC billing requires you using theses codes,” explains Elizabeth Earhart, CPC, with Godshall Chiropractic in Millersville, PA. “Some payers are allowing ICD-10 [...]