ICD-10 Challenge August 28, 2015

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ICD-10 Challenge August 28, 2015

Postby admin » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:24 pm

Identify the proper code(s) for:

DJD, generalized
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Re: ICD-10 Challenge August 28, 2015

Postby brownlee47 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:40 pm

M15.9
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Re: ICD-10 Challenge August 28, 2015

Postby JMoore » Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:01 pm

I agree, M15.9.
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Re: ICD-10 Challenge August 28, 2015

Postby admin » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:19 pm

Thank you for your response, you are both correct. M15.9

Rationale: The abbreviation DJD stands for degenerative joint disease. The Alphabetic Index main term is either Degeneration, degenerative or Disease. A cross reference note refers the coder to "see Osteoarthritis". Main term Osteoarthritis, subterm generalized results in code M15.9.
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