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? DX on MRI shoulder

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    Default ? DX on MRI shoulder
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    Impression reads:

    Mild partial/tear tendinitis at supraspinatus, infranspinatus and subscapular tendon.

    Would you code as a tear or code the clinical of shoulder pain???

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    I would probably code the tear because it's likely that it is the cause of the pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberley View Post
    Impression reads:

    Mild partial/tear tendinitis at supraspinatus, infranspinatus and subscapular tendon.

    Would you code as a tear or code the clinical of shoulder pain???
    supraspinatus 840.6, infraspinatus 840.3, subscapularis 840.5. You would code what the Rad stated.

    TonyJ

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    i agree with tony i am outpt radiology coder for hospital and i code as tear
    harshila

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    Code what is found. Code the pain if there are no findings.

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