Understanding the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines related to fracture coding is critical in this Name That Code coding exercise. If you understand the pertinent coding guidelines and know what to look for in the documentation, you should be able to assign the correct code(s) here. After determining the best answer, log in to see the answer and rationale.
Question: A patient is seen for increased pain in his right ankle. He has a previous bimalleolar fracture of this ankle after slipping and falling off a curb. After evaluation, he was found to have a nonunion of his right bimalleolar fracture. Assign the diagnosis code(s). Do not include external cause codes.
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