HAVE A PATIENT THAT SPENT 1 1/2 MONTHS IN SKILLED REHAB DUE TO HAVING SURGERY ON HER FOOT. IN M1011 AND M1017, WOULD I PUT A SEQUELA OF A FRACTURE? I CAN'T USE AFTERCARE CODES, THE NURSE PUT FRACTURE OF FOOT. I AM AT A LOSS AS HOW TO CODE THIS.
was the care the pt received due to a fracture? if so, you code it to the fx and then use the D for normal healing, or read through the other options and see what best applies. If the pt had surgery for the fx, you don't use the surgical aftercare code, but the fracture code and the proper last digit designation.
agree with michelle