Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review: 4 Points on Coding for Knee Injuries and Conditions
Looking for coding tips for knee injuries and conditions? Teri Gatchel, AAPC Physician Services Regional Director for the Southwest discusses four points for these types of coding situations. “The coder has to know whether they can report an E/M service and a fracture code for a minimally displaced or non-displaced fracture,” says Ms. Gatchel. “If there is another isolated injury, which is a separate condition, then you can report the E/M services with the 25 modifier and report the separate condition. Technically there is no surgery, so therefore there is no decision for surgery and the 57 modifier is not applicable.”
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