AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 4; ICD-10-CM NEW/REVISED CODES

Atypical Femoral Fractures

New codes at subcategory M84.75, Atypical femoral fracture, have been created to identify atypical femoral fractures. The new codes distinguish between whether the fracture is: incomplete or complete and whether the complete fracture is transverse or oblique. Seventh characters are required for atypical femoral fractures to indicate: initial encounter, subsequent encounter (with routine healing, with delayed healing, with nonunion, or with malunion) or sequela. The entire term “atypical femoral fracture” must be explicitly documented in order to assign a code from subcategory M84.75. Atypical femoral fractures are a form of stress fracture that is associated with...

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