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    Would you code radiculopathy 724.4 for a patient that is diagnosed with lumbar pain 724.2 with radiation to buttock and leg? Or just 729.5-pain in limb? Thank you!

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    Coding sciatica is appropriate- if pain radiates from buttocks till the feet-724.3-if this is strengthened in the description somewhere.
    Otherwise, 724.2 is only better.

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    I would do the 724.2 and the 724.4. I agree that if the documentation supports pain to the foot region, then you could go with sciatica.

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