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ICD-10-CM Code S72.4
Fracture of lower end of femur

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 S72.4 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the nine child codes of S72.4 that describes the diagnosis 'fracture of lower end of femur' in more detail.


The ICD code S724 is used to code Hoffa fracture

a hoffa fracture is an intra-articular supracondylar distal femoral fracture, characterized by a fracture in the coronal plane.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for S72.4 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Fracture of distal end of femur
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Fracture of shaft of femur - instead, use code S72.3-
Physeal fracture of lower end of femur - instead, use code S79.1-

Parent Code: S72 - Fracture of femur

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/S724