arthropathies, fractures, soft tissue, internal injuries, open wound.docx

Arthropathies, fractures, soft tissue, internal injuries, open wound.docx

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ICD-10-CM/PCS Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue III: Diagnosis: Arthropathies and Related Disorders Abstract This lesson focuses on diseases, structure, and chapter-specific guidelines in the first few code blocks in ICD-10-CM Chapter 13, "Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue" (M00-M99). These code blocks include infectious arthropathies (M00-M02), autoinflammatory syndromes (M04), inflammatory polyarthropathies (M05-M14), osteoarthritis (M15-M19), and other joint disorders (M20-M25). Before beginning this lesson, you should have access to the most recent version of ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification). If you do not have the most recent copy of an ICD-10-CM code book, click the Resources tab for a link to the necessary documents. Be sure to download the index and tabular list, as well as the External Cause of Injuries Index, the Table of Drugs and Chemicals, and the Table of Neoplasms. The codes and information in this lesson are updated as needed and receive a comprehensive review annually. Learning Objectives By the time you have finished this lesson, you should be able to do (or know) the following: Define the format, structure, and organization of ICD-10-CM Chapter 13, "Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue," for code blocks, M00-M02, M04, M05-M14, M15-M19, and M20-M25. Recall the anatomy and basic function of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue associated with arthropathies and related disorders. Recognize the risk causes, symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatment used to identify and treat infectious arthropathies , inflammatory polyarthropathies, osteoarthritis, and other joint disorders. Assign ICD-10-CM codes to common arthropathies and joint disorders. Recall Medicare Severity Diagnosis-Related Groups (MS-DRGs) , present on admission (POA) , and quality measure implications, issues, and effects associated with the coding of arthropathies and related disorders.
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Background: Arthropathies, Osteoarthritis, and Joint Disorders Simply stated, an arthropathy is a disease or condition of a joint. A joint is the place where two or more bones come together—such as the knee, hip, elbow, or shoulder. Some joints, like those of the skull, don't move. Many joints have cartilage on the ends of the bones where they come together. Cartilage allows the bones to glide over each other and protects bones by preventing them from rubbing against each other. Joints can be damaged by injury or disease. Symptoms are pain, stiffness, and swelling. The majority of conditions in this lesson affect joints that move. Joint conditions include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and usually occurs in older adults. 1 Osteoarthritis includes polyosteoarthritis and affects the hips, knees, and other joints.
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