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    Patient comes in for ESI with lumbar radiculitis with pain radiating down legs, due to displacement of lumbar disk. Are we correct in coding only the 722.10 and not the 724.4, since the 724.4 EXCLUDES the 722 codes? We're reading the exclusion notes to mean we should use that excluded code instead (724.4 excludes 722) We have differing opinions on how to treat the exclusion notes. Thanks for any help!
    Last edited by ms123; 06-10-2009 at 05:39 AM.

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    Yes, in this case you are correct to not use the 724.4. 722.10 indicates "neuritis or radiculits due to displacement or rupture of lumbar intevertebral disc".

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