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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: jennifers1166 on March 29, 2011, 11:43:52 AM

Title: Synovitis
Post by: jennifers1166 on March 29, 2011, 11:43:52 AM
I am wondering; if a surgeon just states in the diagnosis "synovitis" or "synovial hypertrophy of medial compartment" can I use ICD-9 code 719.2x (villonadular synovitis) for the correct joint involved or should I only be using ICD-9 code 727.00 for this kind of general synovitis despite what joint it is in?  Thanks!  ???
Title: Re: Synovitis
Post by: pattil88 on March 29, 2011, 12:36:44 PM
Check out this link:

http://www.hcpro.com/HOM-76714-2949/Coding-tip-Know-distinctions-between-types-of-synovitis.html

If they just list "synovitis", I would just use 727.00.
Title: Re: Synovitis
Post by: jennifers1166 on March 29, 2011, 02:31:09 PM
Thank-you, that link was GREAT!!! That was exactly what I wanted to know and in simple terms! :)