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Podiatry Coding & Billing Alert

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See Distinction Between Traumatic, Stress, and Pathological Fractures

Question: I am not sure if I understand the difference between traumatic, stress, and pathological fractures and the importance of knowing this when reporting ICD-10 codes. Can you please explain? Alaska Subscriber Answer: When you are reporting fractures, it’s vital to look at the documentation and see what type of fracture the patient has because your ICD-10 coding choices will be different. [...]