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    Question Help with dx code
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    What is the correct way to code L4-5 disc space annular tear? I have looked everywhere. The doctor has not specified that the patient had an accident. Just that the patient had tenderness over this part of the spine and that he did agree with the MRI which stated the annular tear.

    Thanks,

    Sherry

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    I dont do must with spines, but my best guess is 722.10

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    Quote Originally Posted by sse View Post
    What is the correct way to code L4-5 disc space annular tear? I have looked everywhere. The doctor has not specified that the patient had an accident. Just that the patient had tenderness over this part of the spine and that he did agree with the MRI which stated the annular tear.

    Thanks,

    Sherry
    Hi,

    722.10 is the correct diagnosis code for L4-L5 disc space annular tear.

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