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How to best code Decreased Range of Motion of the Knee (Post Op TKR)

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    How to best code Decreased Range of Motion of the Knee (Post Op TKR) & Decreased Strength?
    Thanks!

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    719.86, Other specified disorders of joint

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    I think you would need more than just a 719.86, to identify that the joint is artificial.

    719.56, Stiffness of joint, Knee
    V54.81 Aftercare following Joint replacement
    V43.65 Knee joint replacement status

    thoughts?
    dc
    RHIT,CPC

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    I like your attention to detail, however, I don't believe code V54.81 Aftercare following Joint replacement is required and a bit misleading. I would code :

    719.56, Stiffness of joint, Knee
    V43.65 Knee joint replacement status

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    Hm. I have written in next to V43.6x "Code first V54.81", that came from an AAPC National conference. I do see your point, though. I think I will ask again at Vegas 2012, I certainly could have misheard or misunderstood.
    Thanks!!
    dc
    RHIT,CPC

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