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In-Depth ICD-10 Coding and Documentation Advice for Orthopedics

After years of preparation, you’re finally using ICD-10 to report the diagnoses that your orthopedic physician documents in the written report — but maybe you’re finding that you’re still eyeing those unspecified codes. Let us help you zero in on what you need to know so you can report the most specific orthopedic diagnoses.

Learn how to Proceed with the New ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes for Orthopedics

The new ICD-10 coding system means more specificity when you’re coding. For example, for a fracture, ICD-10 will require a code that indicates what side the injury occurred on, what bones were injured, whether the fracture was open or closed, whether the fracture was displaced, and whether the visit was initial or subsequent. And for some open fractures, providers will have to go an extra step to document the Gustilo classification, so that codes have the appropriate 7th character extender.

A Practical Orthopedic ICD-10 Coding Guide

The Orthopedic ICD-10 Handbook will be your guide as you navigate through the ICD-10 coding system. This all-in-one resource will give you the expert knowledge you need to ace your orthopedic diagnosis coding.

Take a peek at some of the helpful advice you’ll find inside the Orthopedic ICD-10 Handbook::

  • ICD-10 brings 3 times more recurrent shoulder dislocation diagnoses.
  • Doesn’t let transitioning from 719.4x to M25.5-- become a pain.
  • Don’t wrestle with which wrist sprain to report in 2015.
  • Focus on laterality for these sciatica equivalents.
  • Smooth your spinal stenosis transition by learning new Dx sooner rather than later.
  • Get ready for dozens of new options for meniscus tears.
  • Examine how ICD-10 shakes up your shoulder lesion diagnoses in 2015.
  • Expand your 355.6 diagnosis into three options.
  • Revise codes to rejuvenate your coding for common intervertebal disorders.
  • Underlying condition will be key to choosing pathological fracture diagnosis.
  • Adjust how you report osteoarthrosis based on 3 criteria.
  • Check out how 717.7 expands.
  • Pinpoint your rib ICD-10-CM fracture code using this chart.
  • Effusion of joint receives an effusion of ICD-10 codes.
  • No need to stick your neck out when choosing chronic neck pain code.
  • Closed or open guides your patellar fracture reporting.
  • Report non-traumatic rotator cuff tears with confidence.
  • Justify your choice of Jones fracture code in ICD-10.
  • Zero in on these specifics for neck of femur fractures.
  • Get specific for digits in closed fracture of hand phalanges.
  • Confirm site before assigning juvenile osteochondritis in ICD-10.
  • You’ll need to be more specific with muscle and connective tissue disorders when ICD-10 hits.
  • Side, site guide your myositis code choices.
  • Look for underlying etiology to determine chronic gout code in ICD-10.
  • Look for regions to report radiculopathy.
  • Pay attention to laterality when reporting meralgia paresthetica.
  • Osteoarthritis will require heightened documentation.
  • Expert breaks down your ICD-10 transition plan into 5 phases.
  • Check your ICD-10 progress against CMS timelines.
  • Focus your practice's ICD-10 prep with CMS resources.
  • Discover how to navigate your ICD-10-CM manual — and what’s different from your ICD-9-CM version.


You don’t want to miss out on this essential Orthopedic ICD-10 coding book, so call 1-800-508-2582 today to get your copy of the Orthopedic ICD-10 Handbook 2015.

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