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Topic Originator: Coder D
Post Date April 27, 2011 @ 11:19 AM

Coder D
April 27, 2011 @ 11:19 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

When you have chronic low back pain from spinal stenosis  do you code both the chronic low back pain and the spinal stenosis or just the spinal stenosis?

May 16, 2011 @ 2:03 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I would just code the spinal stenosis since the pain is integral to the stenosis.

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