General Compliance Question of the Week

General Question for the Week of January 25, 2021

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Question:

I am trying to find a diagnosis code for chronic anterior cruciate ligament tear of the right knee. The clinical history is knee pain, evaluate meniscus and cartilage with history of recurrent patella subluxation. If I go to tear ligament it directs you to sprain. Sprain cruciate ligament, anterior is S83.511, which doesn’t seem right because this isn’t a current tear. Any suggestions?

General Compliance Question of the Week

General Question for the Week of January 11, 2021

Posted Posted in General

Question:

I am trying to find a diagnosis code for chronic anterior cruciate ligament tear of the right knee. The clinical history is knee pain, evaluate meniscus and cartilage with history of recurrent patella subluxation. If I go to tear ligament it directs you to sprain. Sprain cruciate ligament, anterior is S83.511, which doesn’t seem right because this isn’t a current tear. Any suggestions?