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Wrist DJD

L Posted Sun 17th of January, 2016 17:35:58 PM

How would I code the following:
DIAGNOSIS: Left wrist DJD.

PROCEDURE:
1.Posterior interosseous nerve neurectomy at the level of the distal forearm, left.
2.Anterior interosseous nerve neurectomy at the level of the distal forearm, left.
3.Arthroscopy, left wrist, with debridement, unstable cartilage tissue, proliferative synovial tissue, and TFCC tear.
4.Removal of loose body at radiocarpal level of wrist.

I was thinking 64772 for procedures 1 and 2 but am unsure beyond that.
Thanks!

SuperCoder Answered Mon 18th of January, 2016 07:40:00 AM

Use ICD 10 code M25.832 for Left wrist DJD
Code 64772 is appropriate for Posterior and Anterior interosseous nerve neurectomy at the level of the distal forearm, left.
29846: Arthroscopy, left wrist, with debridement, unstable cartilage tissue, proliferative synovial tissue, and TFCC tear
25248 :Removal of loose body at radiocarpal level of wrist.

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