Osteoporosis – With or Without Pathological FractureJune 27, 2016
Age-Related Osteoporosis with Current Pathological Fracture
Report category M80.0 codes when a patient with age-related osteoporosis has a “fragility” fracture from a minor fall or trauma.
ICD-10 combination codes classify:
- Type of osteoporosis
- Site of pathological fracture
- Encounter episode
|M80.08XA||Age-related osteoporosis with current pathological fracture, vertebra(e), initial encounter|
|M80.051A||Age-related osteoporosis with current pathological fracture, right femur, initial encounter|
When coding pathological fractures, use the seventh character A (initial episode) through the entire course of treatment for the fracture.
Age-Related Osteoporosis without Current Pathological Fracture
Report category M81.0 codes when a patient has age-related osteoporosis without a current pathological fracture.
Note: If the patient has a history of a pathological fracture that has healed, first code the osteoporosis and then the history of pathological fracture due to osteoporosis.
|M81.0||Age-related osteoporosis without current pathological fracture|
|Z87.310||Personal history of (healed) osteoporosis fracture|
If you have any questions, email CodingCounts@healthalliance.org.