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    How would you code for diseases that are bilateral such bilateral carpal tunnel, if there is no code for bilateral?

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    You just use the code for carpal tunnel and code it only once. ICD-10 CM has diagnosis codes that are for bilateral conditions but ICD-9 does not.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Hi,
    Code only carpal tunnel at one time, there is no bilateral in ICD codes.

    Regards,
    Nalini CPC

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