AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2021 Issue 1; Ask the Editor
Seventh Character Extension for Mandibular Fracture Malunion
A patient is admitted for surgical treatment of fracture malunion, involving the right mandibular condyle and mandibular symphysis. He had previously undergone open reduction with internal fixation. Category S02, Fracture of skull and facial bones, does not provide a seventh character to describe subsequent encounter for fracture malunion. What is the appropriate code assignment and seventh character for a subsequent encounter due to malunion of mandibular fracture? ...
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