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ICD-10 codes for flatfeet

Blackhorse Posted Fri 26th of July, 2019 16:13:24 PM
I was told by our manager that the ICD-10 codes for flatfeet, M21.41, M21.42, Q66.51, Q66.52 can not be used because we will not get paid for those codes. What other ICD-10 codes that I can use for flatfeet?
SuperCoder Answered Mon 29th of July, 2019 07:53:17 AM

Hi,

As we see, the above provided codes are appropriate for flatfeet. Please provide us the reason for denial or the procedure code with which you want to bill these codes, so that we can provide you with appropriate answer. Thnak you.

Blackhorse Posted Wed 31st of July, 2019 10:53:57 AM
I was told Medicare and most other carriers would not pay for congenital diseases. Is that true?
SuperCoder Answered Fri 02nd of August, 2019 09:54:42 AM

Its correct. Medicare does not cover congenital diseases (Q66.51, Q66.52) in their policy.

Blackhorse Posted Tue 06th of August, 2019 14:26:24 PM
Would Medicare cover M21.41 & M21.42? Both diagnosis codes are congenital related.
SuperCoder Answered Wed 07th of August, 2019 08:39:20 AM

Hi,

>ICD-10,  M21.41 (Flat foot [pes planus] (acquired), right foot) & M21.42 (Flat foot [pes planus] (acquired), left foot) are acquired diseases and are covered by Medicare. 

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