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    should one use a fracture dx code along with an fracture aftercare code or just the fracture aftercare v code?

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    According to the article "Don't Fall into the V code Rut" in the May 2009 issue of Coding Edge, the codes for the acute fracture (800-829) may be used while the fracture is acute and prior to treatment. After fracture treatment is rendered, do not code the fracture as acute. Instead, a code from category V54.1x Aftercare for healing traumatic fracture will describe any encounter or service as healing traumatic fracture aftercare.

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