Radiculopathy

jccoder

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Would you code radiculopathy 724.4 for a patient that is diagnosed with lumbar pain 724.2 with radiation to buttock and leg? Or just 729.5-pain in limb? Thank you!
 
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Hi,
Coding sciatica is appropriate- if pain radiates from buttocks till the feet-724.3-if this is strengthened in the description somewhere.
Otherwise, 724.2 is only better.
 

mbort

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I would do the 724.2 and the 724.4. I agree that if the documentation supports pain to the foot region, then you could go with sciatica.
 
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