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ICD-10 Clinical Concepts for Orthopedics

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently launched the ICD-10 Clinical Concepts Series to acclimate providers to ICD-10 diagnosis coding. Each guide in the series compiles key information from the Road to 10 online tool that can be readily shared, emailed and printed. The Series focuses on six major specialties and includes common codes, clinical documentation tips and clinical scenarios.

Common ICD-10 Orthopedic Codes

  • Cervical Spine Disorders and Displacement
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Radiculopathy (Primary)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Selected Shoulder Conditions
  • Spinal Stenosis of the Lumbar Region
  • Selected Sprains – Rotator Cuff, Cruciate Ligament, and Ankle
  • Thoracic, Thoracolumbar, and Lumbosacral Intervertebral Disc Disorders

Clinical Documentation Tips

  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Injuries

Clinical Scenarios for Orthopedics

  • Scenario 1: Fracture Follow-Up Visit
  • Scenario 2: Shoulder ROM Office Visit
  • Scenario 3: Tear of Medial Meniscus With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Scenario 4: Right Shoulder Pain & Possible Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scenario: Cervical Disc Disease
  • Scenario: Struck by Car
  • Scenario: Fracture