AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2020 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Degenerative Joint Disease of Sacroiliac Joint

A patient is diagnosed with bilateral lower sacroiliac degenerative joint disease (DJD). When referencing the Index to Diseases under Degenerative, joint disease, ICD-10-CM directs the coding professional to see “Osteoarthritis.” However, the Index to Diseases does not specifically classify osteoarthritis (OA) of the sacroiliac joint. What is the appropriate code assignment for bilateral lower sacroiliac degenerative joint disease (DJD)? ...

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