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Closed fracture treatment

nc_coder

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Patient presents to ER and is admitted by gen surg trauma after being hit by a car. Ortho is called in for a consult. Ortho surgeon documents a complete level 3 consultation. Stated in the same consult note- radiographs were reviewed, fibula shaft fracture confirmed, no intervention, no follow up necessary, ortho signed off.
Ortho did not see this patient anymore during her hospital stay and does not plan to follow her after discharge.

Is it justified to bill the Level 3 consult and 27780?
 
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