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    How to code arthritis of knee?

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    thats a pretty generic question but I use the 715.XX's 95% of the time

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    Apr 2007
    Duluth, Minnesota


    when it simply says "arthritis" - I'm in the 716.xx codes, area specific - 716.96 or 716.86.
    but if they're more specific and state "OSTEOarthritis" - I'm looking in the 715.xx area.
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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