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    Default oa sacroiliac

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    Hi All,

    Please suggest me the ICD for osteoarthritis - sacroiliac joint. Is it 715.95 or 715.98 ?

    thanks in advance,

    Sreenivas Sajja

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    When OA affects only one site but is not identified as primary or secondary, it is assigned to subcategory 715.3_. Therefore, if only Sacroiliac OA is documented, it should be coded to 715.35. Hope it helps
    Shweta CPC

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    Hi Sreenivas,

    For OA of sacroiliac joint- the code would be 715.95.
    U cannot use 715.35 unless mentioned as localized.

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    Default Mukesh Sarath CPC-H


    I think for DJD sacroiliac joint, should give either 715.98 or 715.38 depends upon the location mentioned in the documentation (unspecified or localized). Hip joint and Sacroiliac Joint are not same, so we cannot assign 715.95 or 715.35- DJD of the hip code for DJD of Sacroiliac Joint.

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    SI joint is a joint between sacrum and ilium of the pelvis.

    So i wouldn't go with 715.98 because this is for other specified sites except spine. And i would code 715.95 which is for pelvic region.


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