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  1. #11
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    Medical Coding Books

    As per ICD 9 CM coding steps, Locate the Main entry term. So, Degenerative Joint Disease --> i.e. degenerative arthritis --> i.e. Osteoarthritis (OA).

    Hence, DJD of Lumber --> Spondylosis of Lumber --> 721.3.

    And also, if you validate this code(plus 722.5) in Tabular list => Just look at DEF. below 721 --> Degenerative changes in spinal joints(and for 722.5 --> degenerative disc disease). I think you're(physician) clearly mentioned Degenerative joint disease(DJD) not Degenerative disc disease(DDD).

    Hope this helps!


  2. Default
    I agree with 721.3
    DJD, lumbar - degeneration, joint disease, spine (see also Spondylosis), spondylosis, lumber, 721.3

  3. Default
    I agree with 721.3

  4. #14
    Default Djd icd 10
    I agree with 721.3. My question is what is the ICD 10 code?


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