ICD-10 Coding/Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue

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This lesson introduces ICD-10-CM Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue.

Objectives and Skills[edit]

Objectives and skills for this lesson include:

  1. Correctly apply ICD-10-CM coding guidelines to the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
  2. Identify different types of arthritis and how to code them accurately
  3. How to accurately code back disorders
  4. Identify the anatomical structure of the musculoskeletal system


Start Here:[edit]

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/Downloads/2019-ICD10-Coding-Guidelines-.pdf (Chapter 13 specific guidelines can be found on pages 57 - 59 0f this document)[edit]

Part 1: Diagnoses[edit]

CG.1.C.13.a Site and laterality[edit]
CG.1.C.13.b Acute traumatic versus chronic or recurrent musculoskeletal conditions[edit]
CG.1.C.13.c Coding of Pathologic Fractures[edit]
CG1.C.13.d Osteoporosis[edit]


Lesson Summary[edit]

Key Terms[edit]

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