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Fracture dx ?

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    Default Fracture dx ?
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    Pt had a CT orbits/temporal bones without contrast...

    History: Trauma, hit by horse

    IMRESSION: Nondisplaced fracture involving the external auditory canal along its anterior margin with the tempormandibular joint.

    Thanks:-)

    Kimberley Tober, CPC
    Franklin, TN

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    I would look at 801.00

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    That's a good one. The codes for facial fractures are very vague so I would use the 801.00 with E906.8 (if the patient wasn't riding the horse).

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