ICD-10-CM

Rib Fractures With Flail Chest and ORIF Coding Challenge
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Rib Fractures With Flail Chest and ORIF Coding Challenge

The Coding Challenge Question: A 35-year-old female was brought into the ED with severe chest pain and difficulty breathing after being involved in an automobile accident. The patient was the driver of a car that collided with another vehicle on the interstate highway. She sustained multiple comminuted and displaced rib fractures on the right side…

Nasal Fracture and Treatment Coding Challenge
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Nasal Fracture and Treatment Coding Challenge

The Coding Challenge Question: A 16-year-old male is seen in the ED with complaints of pain and difficulty breathing through his nose. He states he was playing basketball at his high school earlier when another player accidentally elbowed him in the mid-face area. After clinical examination, the physician diagnoses a nasal bone fracture. The nose…