Osteoporosis fracture

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Could a fracture due to osteoporosis be coded with both the osteoporosis fracture code (M80.08XA) and S32.050A to specify the location? Or would that be coding the same fracture twice?
 

jghaddock

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You should only code the M80.08XA.

This is from my COSC study guide:
Category M80, Osteoporosis with current pathological fracture, is for patients who have a current pathologic fracture at the time of an encounter. The codes under M80 identify the site of the fracture. A code from category M80 (not a traumatic fracture code) should be used for any patient with known osteoporosis who suffers a fracture from a minor fall or trauma, only if that fall or trauma would not usually break a normal, healthy bone.
 
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