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    Default L5/S1 posterior annular tear

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    Can anyone help me with the ICD 9 for this? TIA

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    I would go with 722.10

    Denise Paige, CPC-COSC

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    Default Annular tear lumbar region

    Quote Originally Posted by soprano View Post
    Can anyone help me with the ICD 9 for this? TIA
    I would code 722.10

    The terms commonly used to describe the condition include
    herniated disc,
    prolapsed disc,
    ruptured disc and the misleading expression slipped disc.
    Sathiyavathi.T CPC

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    I ran across this dx on numerous occasions and coded as 846.0 which falls under the heading of:
    avulsion of joint capsule, legament, muscle, tendon
    hemarthrosis of joint capsule, legament, muscle, tendon
    laceration of joint capsule, legament, muscle, tendon
    rupture of joint capsule, legament, muscle, tendon
    sprain of joint capsule, legament, muscle, tendon
    strain of joint capsule, legament, muscle, tendon
    tear of joint capsule, legament, muscle, tendon
    laceration of tendon in open wounds (880-884 and 890-894 with .2)
    840 Sprains and strains of shoulder and upper arm
    841 Sprains and strains of elbow and forearm
    842 Sprains and strains of wrist and hand
    843 Sprains and strains of hip and thigh
    844 Sprains and strains of knee and leg
    845 Sprains and strains of ankle and foot
    846 Sprains and strains of sacroiliac region
    847 Sprains and strains of other and unspecified parts of back


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