what should an "intertrochanteric" fracture be coded as - hip or pelvis? The hospital d/c summary says pelvic, the MD says hip. The actual xray says simply "intertrochanteric fracture".
In the RAI manual it says to code a hip fx in section I if it is a "trochanteric" fracture - doesn't say anything about intertrochanteric fx. The DON wants to code it as a pelvic fracture (sounds better than a hip fx s/p fall I guess).
What would you code it as?