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Pay-per-view: ICD-10 anatomy refresher: Shoulder

APCs Insider, October 5, 2012

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The shoulder girdle has the most varied and widest range of motion of any joint in the human body. That also makes it one of the most unstable. Three separate joints make up the shoulder girdle, and they are kept in place by a system of muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

Coders will need to look for documentation of specific muscles, ligaments, and tendons when coding for shoulder injuries in ICD-10-CM. In addition, they will need to know the different joints and bones associated with the shoulder.
 
Continue reading “ICD-10 anatomy refresher: Shoulder” on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the October issue.



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