Home » Categories » ICD-9-CM Coding

Tricompartmental Degenerative Disease


Question

If a xray report states: tricompartmental degenerative disease or changes in the knee, is it correct to assume and code this as osteoarthritis in the knee?

Answer

Yes.  The alphabetic index refers the coder to also see osteoarthritis when coding a degenerative joint disease.

Disclaimer: All articles intended for general consumption only and not as a recommendation for a specific situation. Readers should consult an official source (AHA, AMA, etc.) or a qualified attorney for specific legal guidance.
Attachments Attachments
There are no attachments for this article.
Related Articles RSS Feed
Drug-induced Pneumonitis
Viewed 1727 times since Thu, Jun 16, 2011
Retrobulbar Hemorrhage
Viewed 3833 times since Fri, Nov 9, 2012
POA for intraoperative bleeding
Viewed 868 times since Tue, Jun 14, 2011
Influenza A
Viewed 1754 times since Fri, Feb 18, 2011
Versus Or Contrasting/Comparative Diagnosis
Viewed 1389 times since Thu, Oct 27, 2011
Anemia of Chronic Disease
Viewed 1421 times since Thu, Sep 15, 2011
Echocardiogram Prior to Chemo
Viewed 4583 times since Tue, Jun 7, 2011
Low Potassium
Viewed 3191 times since Tue, Aug 23, 2011
Spine Coding
Viewed 50 times since Wed, Oct 12, 2011
Altered Mental Status Followed by Two Definitive Etiologies - Inpatient
Viewed 2740 times since Thu, Mar 10, 2011
Quorum Health Resources, LLC :: 105 Continental Place Brentwood, TN 37027 :: Phone: (615) 371-4506