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Pay-per-view: ICD-10-CM anatomy refresher: Lower leg

APCs Insider, July 18, 2014

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Coders have only two options for reporting fractures of the patella in ICD-9-CM: closed (822.0) and open (822.1). In ICD-10-CM, that number will jump to more than 400.
 
Many of these options are the result of separate codes to denote laterality (right or left) in ICD-10-CM. However, the code set also includes options for specific types of fractures, increasing the importance of clear and accurate provider documentation.
 
Continue reading ICD-10-CM anatomy refresher: Lower leg on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the July issue.



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