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Pain Management Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Drill Down for Pathological Fracture Dx

Question: If a patient suffers from age-related osteoporosis with a current pathological arm fracture, what ICD-10 code should I choose for the patient? Iowa Subscriber Answer: It depends on what part of the arm is fractured, and which side the fracture is on — if you can find out that information. First: Check if the fracture was in the patient’s [...]