OA L hip s/p L THR complicated by a periprosthetic fracture s/p revision L THR two days later.

Would it be correct to code T84.041A until it heals? (initial encounter) Thanks in advance. Lori


  • Hi Wendy,
    I thought with a complication that it could be considered an initial encounter until healed. It being a fracture that caused a TH revision could change the way PT treats the patient. Any suggestions?
  • Hi Lori;

    I would code the complication with the subsequent encounter code of "D", use
    abnormality of gait to support PT, with the status code for the appropriate
    hip replacement and of course any additional diagnoses codes that you have.
    Hope this helps.

    Wendy Smith

    Medical Records Specialist

    Health Department of Northwest Michigan

    220 W Garfield Ave

    Charlevoix MI 49720


    231.547.1164 fax


  • "D" is the default in home health

    From: Wendy Smith
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