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Please help/ pain management Dx

  1. Default Please help/ pain management Dx
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    I'm hoping for a little help with a Dx code, our Doctor's only dx is
    Lumbar Disc Disease, any opinions would be greatly appreciated.


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    Thumbs up lumbar disc disease
    Quote Originally Posted by bella2 View Post

    I'm hoping for a little help with a Dx code, our Doctor's only dx is
    Lumbar Disc Disease, any opinions would be greatly appreciated.

    Please check 722.52

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    Default lumbar
    I agree I use that also....722.52

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    Thanks, that was my thought as well

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    Denver Colorado
    also could look at 722.93 as there isn't any reference to the particular type of disc disease; I have often seen providers use the term "disc disease" for disc degeneration but also have seen some use the phrase to indicate disc displacement.

    Probably best to check. If it is going to be a routine phrase used in their documentation, you can add the "cross walk" reference in your compliance plan - "The condition documented as disc disease is used synonomously with disc degeneration." Then if ever reviewed by a payer and questioned, you can easily show what diagnosis the provider was indicating.

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    I agree with 722.93 if you don't have more information. Go back and ask, I wouldn't assume there was degeneration w/o asking.
    Heidi Thompson, CPC

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