Assign code M47.812, Spondylosis without myelopathy or radiculopathy, cervical region, for cervical arthritis. Coding Clinic, Fourth Quarter 2016, page 147, states, “In the United States, ‘arthritis’ is primarily meant to represent osteoarthritis. Arthritis of the neck and osteoarthritis of the neck are also known as cervical spondylosis. “Arthrosis or osteoarthritis of spine,” are inclusion terms at code category M47-, Spondylosis, confirming correct code assignment. Reference the Index to Diseases as follows:
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