AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Degenerative Changes of Cervical Spine

What is the correct code assignment for degenerative changes of the cervical spine when documented on an outpatient radiology report? Are degenerative changes considered incidental and related to the normal aging process? Would the findings of narrowing and spurring be coded or should the final interpretation of degenerative changes be coded? ...

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