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Radiology Coding Alert

ICD-10:
Prepare To Defend Your Osteoporosis and Osteopenia Diagnoses Coding

M81.0 applies to senile, postmenopausal, involutional, and unspecified osteoporosis.  The first step to coding low bone density is to distinguish between osteoporosis and osteopenia. The two are specific conditions and are different. There is not a real one-to-one match for codes in ICD-10. Here are details that will help you define definitive ICD-10 codes for these conditions.  Differentiate Osteopenia From [...]