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Exam: MRI lumbar spine w/o contrast
History: Lumbar back pain
Technique: MRI of the lumbar spine was performed w/o contrast on a tesla.
Findings: L1-L2- Annular disc bulge with osteophyte formation consistent with osteoarthritis. L2-L3- Endplate osteophyte formation. L3-L4- Loss of disc space height and moderate central canal stenosis. L4-L5- no disc protrusion. No central canal stenosis.
Impression: Osteoarthritis of the lumbar spine without myelopathy or radiculopathy.
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4 thoughts on “Practice Report To Code”
72148 for the MRI
M47.816 for Osteoarthritis Lumber
Correct. Good job 🙂
The 72148 is correct. It should be M47.816 for the ICD-10-CM code (Spondylosis without myelopathy or radiculopathy, lumbar region). Code M43.06 is for -Spondylolysis, lumbar region.