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aftercare vs fracture codes

Clara Posted Tue 20th of September, 2011 12:21:37 PM

When coding physical therapy visit, is it correct to use fracture aftercare code or do you use the fracture code?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 20th of September, 2011 15:44:49 PM

Hope this example will clear your confusion.
Example: Admitted for physical therapy following a hip replacement for an intertrochanteric fracture due to fall.
1st: V57.1
2nd: V54.81
3rd: V43.64

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