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

APCs Insider, December 6, 2013

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The knee is a complex joint, larger than any other in the human body, and important for the many functions it allows, including both horizontal and vertical movement. It is also important for its weight-bearing properties, which makes it susceptible to both acute conditions and long-term problems such as osteoarthritis.

Coding for the knee using ICD-10-CM requires knowledge of the bones, ligaments, and tendons in the knee, along with an understanding of how they work together. In ICD-10-CM, codes for injuries to the knee and lower leg run from S80.- to S89.-. The codes are categorized by the anatomic site rather than the type of injury.

Continue reading ICD-10 anatomy refresher: Knee on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the December issue.

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