Not Valid for Submission
K08.2 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
Specific Coding for Atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge
Non-specific codes like K08.2 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge:
Information for Patients
Jaw Injuries and Disorders
Your jaw is a set of bones that holds your teeth. It consists of two main parts. The upper part is the maxilla. It doesn't move. The moveable lower part is called the mandible. You move it when you talk or chew. The two halves of the mandible meet at your chin. The joint where the mandible meets your skull is the temporomandibular joint.
Jaw problems include
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
- Osteonecrosis, which happens when your bones lose their blood supply
Treatment of jaw problems depends on the cause.
- Jaw - broken or dislocated (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Malocclusion of teeth (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Micrognathia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Prognathism (Medical Encyclopedia)
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