Z code followup after orthopedic care treatment is

aimie

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Patient comes in for follow up no complaints for Total knee replacement. It has been almost a year. I think you use dx Z09 for the visit the problem he performs x-rays on the knee. I stumped on what dx code can I pair with x-ray
Do I take previous dx from older notes?
73560 ?
73565?

Please help I am new to ortho coder and there is no one I can really ask in my office
 

pogiest

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I've only used the Z96.65_ for both E/M and XR with no problems. To be honest, even our surgery coder has had denials from using too many DX, believe it or not. I guess the old KISS principle is also true in coding.
 
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