SuperCoder Posted Wed 07th of October, 2015 22:09:57 PM
The subcategory to look at is M47.2- Other spondylosis with radiculopathy this would be reported when a patient has spondylosis and also radiculopathy that is caused by that spondylosis. For example if the patient has spondylosis at C7-T1 and also has radiculopathy at the level due to the spondylosis, the ICD-10 code would be M47.23
This subcategory was included in the ICD-10 for Pain Management webinar on slide # 42
SuperCoder Answered Thu 08th of October, 2015 05:19:52 AM
Thanks for your question.
ICD-10 code M47.23 spondylosis with radiculopathy, cervicothoracic region. This subcategory was included in ICD-10 for pain management because of radiculopathy. In radiculopathy, the patient is having severe pain in back and arms for which the patient is taking care from pain management for immediate relief.