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Posterior malleolous fx icd-9 help please

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    Default Posterior malleolous fx icd-9 help please
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    PT HAS TWO DX LISTED -

    1. RIGHT TIBIAL FX JUNCTION OF MIDDLE AND DISTAL THIRDS --- I'M USING 823.20

    2. POSTERIOR MALLEOLAR FX RIGHT ANKLE

    SURGEON IS BILLING 27767 FOR CLOSED TX OF POSTERIOR MALLEOLAR FX W/O MANIP SO I REALLY WANT TO GET THE RIGHT DX FOR THE FX.

    SHOULD I USE 824.8- UNSPECIFIED, CLOSED (ANKLE NOS) ?? OR 824.0 - MEDIAL MALLEOLUS (TIBIA INVOLVING ANKLE, MALLEOLUS)?? I'M TORN.

    THANKS IN ADVANCE!!
    ps... please excuse my spelling today... its been one of those mondays!

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    My ingenix coding companion says to use 824.0..hope this helps

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    Thanks!!

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    January 2008, vOL. 9, nO. 1 Orthopedic Coder's Pink Sheet says to use 824.8 for posterior malleolar fx

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    824.8 is correct. You cant use 824.0 (Closed fracture of medial malleolus) because it is for medial malleolus. I would throw away that "ingenix coding companion " if it really states to use 824.0 for posterior malleulus

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    Thanks you guys for all the help!

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