Diagnosis Coding - 3 degenerative joint disease

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I am working on Practicode. I have a note which says that the pre-op diagnosis is a torn lateral meniscus of the right knee. The post-op diagnosis is grade 3 degenerative joint disease of the primary knee. Am I supposed to code both in this case?


Also, I have another question. Am I supposed to code the ECG & X-rays with my ER leveling code? Again, this pertains to Practicode.


Thank you so much!!

Melanie Post, CPC-A
 

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Diagnosis Coding

Hi

You should only code the post-op diagnoses since it is a confirmed diagnosis.

Not sure about your second questions. Sorry.
 
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