New codes require you to rethink code selection. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC CPT® 2015 radically changes how you report treatment of rib fractures this year. External fixation is now coded as an unlisted procedure, while open treatment options are defined by new codes and differentiated by the number of ribs involved. Say Goodbye to ...
May 1st, 2008
Coding Orthopedic Procedures in the Emergency Department by Sarah Todt, RN, CPC-EDS Emergency department (ED) physicians are often the first line in evaluating, diagnosing and treating injuries. On occasion, emergency physicians have an opportunity to provide additional services beyond typical evaluation and management (E/M). Due to the complexity of orthopedic injuries, ED coders must have ...