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A 38-year-old member asked:

Ortho 711.89 inf arthritis nec-mult secondary. what does this mean?

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Dr. Anthony Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
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."
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 54 years experience
See details: 711.89 is the diagnostic code for infection of multiple joints. It does specific the exact organism causing the infection.
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