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ICD-10 for Meniscus Tear

Blackhorse Posted Thu 22nd of August, 2019 10:33:52 AM
Patient complains about right knee pain without any injury or falls. Our doctor's diagnosis is "complex lateral meniscus tear without signs of bone marrow edema". S83.281A is for current injury, M23.261 is due to old injury/tear, but patient has never had any injury before. What is the correct ICD-10 code that I should use?
SuperCoder Answered Fri 23rd of August, 2019 03:07:07 AM
Hi Blackhorse nbsp Thanks for your question nbsp When we search the ICD- CM for complex lateral meniscus tear via index it directs us to the tear meniscus lateral complex which suggests S A nbsp Now since the patient has never had any injury before we may consider this a...

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