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Malunion of mandible fracture

  • 1.  Malunion of mandible fracture

    Posted 01-31-2019 11:56
    ​​Hello all ~
    Need your expertise.  OR report states "malunion of mandible fracture" however in the code book, there is no option to select malunion, despite the coding guidelines stating to report it.  So - how do you code malnunion of mandible fracture?  As sequelae?  Any other option doesn't seem appropriate.  Was this section overlooked for this option?  Help!
    Thanks ~

    Lynn A. Wall, RHIT, CCS
    Interim Coding Supervisor
    Maricopa Integrated Health System