Fracture - yes/no?

  1. 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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  3. by   Talino
    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.
  4. by   mamahank
    Thank You!