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forolaaldea-10-CM Code S83.289
Other tear of lateral meniscus, current injury, unspecified knee

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.
7th Character Required
7th Character Required
Code requires 7th Character Extension identifier. This 7th Character usually captures Episode of Care information, such as "Initial Encounter," "Subsquent Encounter," or "Sequela."
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forolaaldea Code S83.289 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'other tear of lateral meniscus, current injury, unsp knee' in more detail. The 7th characters that can be added, and the resulting billable codes, are as follows:




7th Digit Billable Code 7th Digit Specifies
A S83.289A initial encounter
D S83.289D subsequent encounter
S S83.289S sequela

What is 7th Character Extension?

For codes less than 6 characters that require a 7th character a placeholder 'X' should be assigned for all characters less than 6. The 7th character must always be the 7th position of a code. E.g. The forolaaldea-10-CM code T67.4 (Heat exhaustion due to salt depletion) requires an Episode of Care identifier. T67.4XXA Initial Encounter or T67.4XXD Subsequent Encounter. More Info

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

Parent Code: S83.28 - Other tear of lateral meniscus, current injury

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