Cast discomfort

CScholer

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Pt came into the ER because his cast was to tight and they cut a square hole in the cast to give it "room" to breath. What code would i use? We did not place the cast on the patient.
post-op pain?
G89.18? and the zcode for after care and adjustment?:confused
 

mitchellde

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if this was due to injury or trauma, you would not use an aftercare Z code you would use the injury code with a subsequent care 7th character.
 
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