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    Question DENTAL SPLINTING OF AVULSED TEETH

    There's dental code D7270 for splinting of avulsed or dislocated teeth (teeth were splinted with wire and dental bond) due to trauma, but I cannot find a "perfect" CPT code. I've considered 21085...but is this the best code to use? :unsure:
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    Please help on FAST Scans (76705 & 76775)

    We are running into a bit of a confusion at work regarding the FAST scans for the following -76705: Ultrasound, abdominal, real time with image documentation; limited (eg, single organ, quadrant, follow-up) -76775: Ultrasound, retroperitoneal (eg, renal, aorta, nodes), real time with image...
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    Unsure e&m

    Hi All, I have a question that I can not seem to find the answer for so this is my last resort. I have a trauma doctor who is trying to bill an inpatient consult (99253) but there's a couple problems, number one the patient is in the ER and hasn't been admitted, YET, second problem is the...
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    Orthopedic Diagnosis coding for Compression Fractures

    We need some guidance, and we also need to know how the choice of codes affects reimbursement. It is very difficult on our older patients with vertebral compression fractures to decide whether they have pathological fractures due to osteoporosis or traumatic fractures. In many cases, the...
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    wound care-trauma wound

    If the doctor states in the patient note that the patient has a non healing trauma wound, yet the doctor coded it as a Non-Pressure chronic ulcer L97-, which would be the correct way to code it. I am thinking to code it as a trauma wound S- series code, but can a non healing trauma wound convert...
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    Need help for a diagnosis of "Trauma. Pain."

    Can someone respond who can support their recommendation on this question? I need the diagnosis for this lumbar x-ray, there were no findings, it was a normal L-spine. The reason for the exam is documented as "Trauma. Pain." The patient had other films done that day (shoulder, arm, hip...
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