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Radiology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Assign Fracture Dx to Relevant Imaging Code, Only

Question: We have a patient who underwent a 3-view ankle X-ray for a left, displaced lateral malleolus fracture in addition to a 2-view X-ray for left, upper end fibular fracture. Should I include both diagnoses codes on both procedures? Minnesota Subscriber Answer: In your example, you should not designate both diagnosis codes to both procedures, despite the fact that the [...]