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ICD-10-CM Code M84.6
Pathological fracture in other disease

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code M84.6 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the nine child codes of M84.6 that describes the diagnosis 'pathological fracture in other disease' in more detail.


Coding Notes for M84.6 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Also Note:
Code Also
A Code Also note indicates that two or more codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but the order of codes is at the coder's discretion. Code order depends on the severity of the conditions and the reason for the encounter.
Underlying condition
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Pathological fracture in osteoporosis - instead, use code M80.-
7th Character Extension Notes:

What is 7th Character Extension?

For codes less than 6 characters that require a 7th character a placeholder 'X' should be assigned for all characters less than 6. The 7th character must always be the 7th position of a code. E.g. The ICD-10-CM code T67.4 (Heat exhaustion due to salt depletion) requires an Episode of Care identifier. T67.4XXA Initial Encounter or T67.4XXD Subsequent Encounter. More Info
The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from subcategory M84.6: See code M84.6

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M84.6 - Pathological fracture in other disease'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M84.6. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Parent Code: M84 - Disorder of continuity of bone

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/M846