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Pay-per-view: Compare ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM coding for spinal conditions

APCs Insider, May 18, 2012

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Spinal conditions can be congenital, pathologic, or traumatic, and they can affect the vertebrae, spinal cord, muscles, nerves, discs, or a combination of the parts of the spine.

Many coding rules and guidelines pertaining to spinal conditions will remain the same in ICD-10-CM. However, physicians must document additional information for almost all spinal conditions.

Continue reading “Compare ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM coding for spinal conditions” on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the May issue.

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