AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2019 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Degenerative Biceps Tendon Tear

The provider’s documentation states acute on chronic complex left medial meniscus tear/injury. Because of the Excludes1 notes at both code categories S83-, Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of knee, and M23-, Internal derangement of knee, codes for acute and chronic tear of the medial meniscus cannot be assigned together. What is the appropriate code assignment for an acute on chronic complex left medial meniscus tear/injury? ...

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