Hello,

Can anyone help me, The patient just had ORIF of the patella 1 week ago, but a few days ago she was up in the middle of the night and fell so now they are going back in for surgery.

It is within the 90 day Global Period so I am not sure how to code this one. The fx is now displaced.

Do I code the Non Displaced Fx or would this be considered a complication?

M96.89 - Other post procedural complication

Then code the FX

G89.18 - Other acute post procedural pain

Would I Code the 99014 with modifier 78 -Unplanned return to operating room.

I am at a loss.

Thank you,
LLR