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jennifers1166

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Synovitis
« 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!  ???

pattil88

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Re: Synovitis
« Reply #1 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.

jennifers1166

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Re: Synovitis
« Reply #2 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! :)