ICD-10-CM Code M84.48XS

Pathological fracture, other site, sequela

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

M84.48XS is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of pathological fracture, other site, sequela. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M84.48XS might also be used to specify conditions or terms like disorder of left patella, disorder of right patella, fracture of left rib, fracture of right rib, pathological fracture of cervical vertebra, pathological fracture of left hip, etc

ICD-10:M84.48XS
Short Description:Pathological fracture, other site, sequela
Long Description:Pathological fracture, other site, sequela

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Disorder of left patella
  • Disorder of right patella
  • Fracture of left rib
  • Fracture of right rib
  • Pathological fracture of cervical vertebra
  • Pathological fracture of left hip
  • Pathological fracture of left patella
  • Pathological fracture of left rib
  • Pathological fracture of lumbar vertebra
  • Pathological fracture of mandible
  • Pathological fracture of maxilla
  • Pathological fracture of patella
  • Pathological fracture of rib
  • Pathological fracture of right patella
  • Pathological fracture of right rib
  • Pathological fracture of sacral vertebra
  • Pathological fracture of thoracic vertebra
  • Pathological fracture of vertebra

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code M84.48XS is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 559 - AFTERCARE, MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITH MCC
  • 560 - AFTERCARE, MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITH CC
  • 561 - AFTERCARE, MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert M84.48XS to ICD-9

  • 905.5 - Late effect fracture NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Disorders of bone density and structure (M80-M85)
      • Disorder of continuity of bone (M84)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Fractures

A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Other causes are low bone density and osteoporosis, which cause weakening of the bones. Overuse can cause stress fractures, which are very small cracks in the bone.

Symptoms of a fracture are

  • Intense pain
  • Deformity - the limb looks out of place
  • Swelling, bruising, or tenderness around the injury
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Problems moving a limb

You need to get medical care right away for any fracture. An x-ray can tell if your bone is broken. You may need to wear a cast or splint. Sometimes you need surgery to put in plates, pins or screws to keep the bone in place.


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