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Strains, sprains, and dislocations: ICD-10-CM orthopedic changes go beyond fractures

Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, October 1, 2014

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The changes to fracture coding in ICD-10-CM have received plenty of attention since coders first saw the expanded code choices. In some cases, coders went from having two codes for a particular fracture in ICD-9-CM to several hundred codes in ICD-10-CM.

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