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ICD10 7th digit extension for fx

Paula Posted Fri 24th of July, 2015 16:44:01 PM

If a pt is having anesthesia for surgical treatment to repair a non-union of a closed fracture, would ‘K’ be used or ‘A’?

many video’s and coding examples, all state ‘A’ is for active surgical treatment, none indicate any other extension for surgical treatment, so its not clear as to which extension is used for non-union repair.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 27th of July, 2015 04:32:25 AM

Assuming that the treatment of the patient was taken care by the same group of medical setting. Well, it is clearly mentioned that the fracture is non-union, hence it is not a initial visit- it refers to the subsequent visit. So, "K" seems appropriate which says subsequent encounter for fracture with non-union. Hope it helps!

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