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    For thoracic vertebrae compression without fracture.


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    I would use the code 733.13
    Catrina Jacobs, RCC, CPC

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    For thoracic vertebrae compression without fracture-336.9.
    733.13(thoracic vertebrae compression with fracture)

    Hope it helps
    Nalini CPC

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    Default thanks but

    It is an endalate compression - no fx. I know that the guidlines leeds to OP ot a Pathologic fx. but both are not documented in the report.

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    Default 336.9

    is a "cord compression" is it the same as endplate compression?? it looks like a vertebrae had to be displaced or fractured to couse a cord compression but this is not my case.

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