Bimalleolar fracture ORIF on medial malleoli only

AR2728

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Patient presented for ORIF of bimalleolar fracture. During procedure, the physician performed internal fixation on the medial malleolus , he determined that the lateral malleolus was only minimally displaced and could be treated non-operatively.

I am thinking that I can still bill this with the 27814 for ORIF of bimalleolar fracture even though the physician determined the lateral malleolus did not require internal fixation.

Correct???
 

primrose1

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Yes, I believe you can bill for both fractures, the one treated operatively and the other non-operatively.
 

Evelyn Kim

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agree you can bill the bimalleolar ORIF because even though the Lat mall is the only one fixed with screws both will be treated by the casting.
 
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