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ICD code for lumbar facet joint dysfunction

  1. Question ICD code for lumbar facet joint dysfunction
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    Hi fellow coders
    wondering how would you code dx for lumbar facet dysfuction. I am looking @ 739.3, any takers?

    Thanks in advance

    Paula

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    Quote Originally Posted by paula f3 View Post
    Hi fellow coders
    wondering how would you code dx for lumbar facet dysfuction. I am looking @ 739.3, any takers?

    Thanks in advance

    Paula
    since dysfunction is really not a lesion. I would not use the 739.3.

    I use 724.9

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    I use dx code 739.3 for lumbar dysfunction.

    You can see the ICD Annotations for 'nonallopathic lesion' as "Disability, loss of function or abnormality of a body part that is neither classifiable to a particular system nor brought about therapeutically to counteract another disease."

    Any other suggestions...
    Dr.Raja CPC
    Coding Auditor

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