A 38-year-old member asked:
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ortho 711.89 inf arthritis nec-mult secondary. what does this mean?

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Dr. Anthony Watson
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Diagnosis code: Insurance companies require a "code" on the bill, instead of the actual name of the diagnosis. The code you list is for "arthritis in more than one joint due to undefined infectious or parasitic disease."
Answered on Apr 3, 2015

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