osteoarthritis

  1. MeanderingMichigander

    Question Osteoarthritis M15.0 vs M19.90 vs M19.91

    Would someone be able to explain to me the difference between: M15.0 - Primary generalized osteoarthritis M19.90 - Unspecified osteoarthritis, unspecified site M19.91 - Primary osteoarthritis, unspecified site I've seen each of these used for a patient with primary OA of multiple sites when...
  2. C

    Osteoarthritis - Secondary with Acromegalia?

    I came across a record that notes a patient's hip pain may be due to her diagnosis of Acromegalia and the radiologist report states dx is bilateral osteoarthritis. It does not state primary/secondary but with the notation of her pain being caused by Acromegalia - would I code secondary...
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    Default coding for Osteoarthritis

    Can anyone tell me if there is any literature that tells what the default codes are for osteoarthritis (unspecified, primary, secondary)? I have heard default is primary, I have heard you have to go to unspecified. Can anyone provide me with any proof/literature to support their position? i.e...
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    Default coding for Osteoarthritis

    Can anyone tell me if there is any literature that tells what the default codes are for osteoarthritis (unspecified, primary, secondary)? I have heard default is primary, I have heard you have to go to unspecified. Can anyone provide me with any proof/literature to support their position? i.e...
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    Wiki Default coding for Osteoarthritis

    Can anyone tell me if there is any literature that tells what the default codes are for osteoarthritis (unspecified, primary, secondary)? I have heard default is primary, I have heard you have to go to unspecified. Can anyone provide me with any proof/literature to support their position? i.e...
  6. L

    Modifier 79-Osteoarthritis

    Hello, Can anyone tell me if I have a fractured toe (still in global period) but the patient comes in for a bilateral routine knee injections do I put the modifier 79 on both injection codes or just one. Ex: M17.0 - B/L Osteoarthritis 20610 RT - 79 20610 - LT - 79 of do you only...
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