ICD-10 Challenge June 19, 2015

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ICD-10 Challenge June 19, 2015

Postby admin » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:05 pm

What condition would be reported with a code from subcategory M48.5- Collapsed vertebra, which may also be documented as wedging of vertebra?

a. Current injury due to fatigue fracture
b. New pathological fracture of vertebra due to neoplasm
c. Wedging of vertebra
d. Traumatic vertebral fracture
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Re: ICD-10 Challenge June 19, 2015

Postby JMoore » Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:10 pm

The Excludes 1 note under M48.5 rules out all of these except wedging of vertebra.
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Re: ICD-10 Challenge June 19, 2015

Postby admin » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:43 pm

The correct answer is C: Wedging of the vertebra.

RATIONALE: Subcategory (M48.5) is reported for collapsed vertebra, which may also be documented as wedging of the vertebra. Codes for collapsed vertebra are not used to report a current injury due to fatigue fracture, pathological fractures due to neoplasm, osteoporosis or other pathological condition, or for traumatic fractures.
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