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HNP with central stenosis

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    Default HNP with central stenosis
    Medical Coding Books
    I believe HNP stands for Herniated Nucleus Pulposus.

    If a document sts
    Herniated Nucleus Pulposus with central stenosis - would this require two codes?

    Thanks.

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    Default HNP with central stenosis
    Hi,
    Yes this would require two codes. I am unsure of the location - with the information provided I would code 722.2 with 724.00.
    Thanks,
    Dana Chock, CPC, CCA, CANPC, CHONC
    Anesthesia, Pathology, and Laboratory Coder

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