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Fracture - yes/no?

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by mamahank mamahank (New) New

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Hospital admitting diagnosis was "distal femur fracture secondary to a fall." admitted to facility "s/p distal femur replacement."

Section I: do I code "other fracture"? or is it considered resolved since she underwent a replacement?

Thanks in advance!

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You may code other fracture but enter an aftercare code in I8000, something like:

S72.8X1D, S72.8X2D, S72.8X92D - D indicating it is a subsequent encounter after surgery.

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