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? appropriate dx code - Mild Degenerative change

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    Default ? appropriate dx code - Mild Degenerative change
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    X-ray Right toe, 3 views

    INDICATION: Right first toe pain

    IMPRESSION: Mild Degenerative change at the first MTP joint and otherwise unremarkable study.


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    Default icd-9 code
    I would use 715.37 - degeneration of joint, foot (toe) - there's not way to specify severity (mild, moderate, etc.)
    Lynn Ring, CPC, CPC-I, CCS, CCS-P
    Moffitt Cancer Center
    Tampa, Florida
    AAPC Chapter Association Board of Directors
    Region 5 Southwest - TX, OK, MO, KS, LA, AR, MS

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    I think we need to go for 715.97

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    i would code it as 715.97

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    I will code this as 715.97.

    Joseph Amalraj Antonisamy CPC-H

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