MS with spastic paraparesis

Patient referral info has MD documentation of MS, but also spastic paraparesis is documented by MD. Can these be coded together? Or is the Paraparesis and integral part of the MS, therefore not needed?


  • Just because one has MS does not mean one has paraparesis. If HH is addressing the paraparesis, then code it first with the MS as secondary.

    Nancy Wolverton RN,CCM
    QR Specialist, Central Office
    5800 West 10th St., Suite 300
    Little Rock, AR. 72205
    Ph# 501-280-4913
    Fax# 501-280-4385
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