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Thread: foraminal narrowing?

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    Wink 723.0

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    Hey, I was reading through everyones advise and looking on ingenix encoder pro and found this information when I clicked on spinal stenosis under the 723.0 code. Noticed it included foramina in the definition. Thought this might be helpful.

    spinal stenosis Narrowing of the canal (vertebral or nerve root) or intervertebral foramina of the lumbar spine.

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    Default Foraminal narrowing

    Per ICD9 when you look up narrowing it refers you to intervertebral disc see Degeneration. So the correct code for Cervical is 722.4

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