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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Here Are Your Seventh Character Possibilities for Fracture Codes

The first code (M84.551A) mentioned in the article “2 Scenarios Untangle Your Pathologic/Traumatic Fracture Code Diagnoses” has a seventh character of A. In the second solution, code S82.852K has a seventh character of K. Do you know the difference? You need to be careful about your seventh characters. In the pathological or stress fracture category (M84.3-M84.6), you have the following [...]