billing for ankle fracture repair

kristenb15

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I'm having some trouble. I think the correct ICD-9 code should be 81.49 but it's not coming up in my system that I use. Or do I just use 824.8 which is fracture of ankle nos?
 

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I'm having some trouble. I think the correct ICD-9 code should be 81.49 but it's not coming up in my system that I use. Or do I just use 824.8 which is fracture of ankle nos?
81.49 is a Volume III ICD9 code; a procedure code used by IP Hospital, not by the physician. Are you looking for the diagnosis, which would indeed be 824.8 if NOS; or are you looking for the procedure (CPT) code?
 
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