How to best code Decreased Range of Motion of the Knee (Post Op TKR)

Laxwido

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I think you would need more than just a 719.86, to identify that the joint is artificial.

719.56, Stiffness of joint, Knee
V54.81 Aftercare following Joint replacement
V43.65 Knee joint replacement status

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diannalcamp

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I like your attention to detail, however, I don't believe code V54.81 Aftercare following Joint replacement is required and a bit misleading. I would code :

719.56, Stiffness of joint, Knee
V43.65 Knee joint replacement status
 

Laxwido

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Hm. I have written in next to V43.6x "Code first V54.81", that came from an AAPC National conference. I do see your point, though. I think I will ask again at Vegas 2012, I certainly could have misheard or misunderstood.
Thanks!!
 
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