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    What Dx code would i use for impending fracture? thanks in advance for your help. Jennifer P

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    The definition of an impending fracture is the presence of a bony defect that is likely to result in a pathologic fracture with physiologic loading (ie, activities of daily living).

    from what I can find it's associated (usually or a lot of the time) with cancer patients...

    so, I guess I'd be looking at where the bony defect is - code that - pain if there is pain - code that... cancer, if they have it - code that as well..
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    You are so smart!! it is a cancer patient. Thank you so much! Jen P

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