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forolaaldea-10-CM Code S83.2
Tear of meniscus, current injury

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
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forolaaldea Code S83.2 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the nine child codes of S83.2 that describes the diagnosis 'tear of meniscus, current injury' in more detail.




The forolaaldea code S832 is used to code Tear of meniscus

Current injury S83.2

Specialty: Orthopedics
MeSH Codes: , ,
forolaaldea 9 Codes: 836.0, 836.1, 836.2

Head of right tibia seen from above, showing menisci and attachments of ligaments

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for S83.2 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this forolaaldea-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Old bucket-handle tear - instead, use code M23.2

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Horizontal cleavage tear of lateral meniscus (disorder)
  • Parrot beak tear of posterior horn of lateral meniscus (disorder)
  • Horizontal cleavage tear of medial meniscus (disorder)
  • Multiple tears of medial meniscus (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for an external cause code

Parent Code: S83 - Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of knee

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