tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2018 Issue 9

ICD-10-CM Guidelines: Master the Art of Fracture Coding with this Comprehensive Instructional Guide

Aggregate all your chapter-specific fracture coding guidelines into one place. Most veteran coders typically know how to work their way around a fracture diagnosis. On one hand, coding fractures can be as simple as identifying the type of fracture and assigning the appropriate seventh character. On the other hand, coders often neglect the plethora of guidelines applicable to fractures within the ICD-10-CM manual. “The ICD-10-CM guidelines offer an extensive array of instructions on fracture coding,” says Lindsay Della Vella, COC, medical coding auditor at Precision Healthcare Management in Media, Pennsylvania. “From seventh characters to laterality initial...

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