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  1. Default dx help please...
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    Doctor states "straightening of the cervical curvature, left C5 and bilateral c6 nerve root canal; bony encroachment". How do I code this?

  2. Default ICD-9 code or the procedure?
    ICD-9 code would be 737.9. Its unspecified curvature of the spine.

    Hope this helps.

  3. #3
    Actually it should be dx 737.8 curvature of spine because the location was specified as cervical spine. If it had just said straightening of the spine and didn't mention a particular site though, then the 737.9 would be the best choice.

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