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    The physician orders states fracture of the wrist, but the x-ray states normal three view wrist.
    The patient does not have a fracture so what do I code as a diagnosis?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by LINDAACOSTA View Post
    The physician orders states fracture of the wrist, but the x-ray states normal three view wrist.
    The patient does not have a fracture so what do I code as a diagnosis?
    Thanks
    Signs and symptoms that led him to believe that the arm might have been fractured.

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    Or use the V71.x codes then the symptoms secondary.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    I would call the referring physician for signs and symptoms if you do not have any.

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