Cpt 24650

mquiroz

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The doctor listed Closed treatment of radial head or neck fracture but it does not look like any actual treatment was provided to the patient other than a sling and prescribing pain medication. Would that qualify to bill for CPT 24650? He also billed for the ER visit 99284
Just want t make it would be appropriate to bill 24650

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cgaston

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Here is the description for code 24650:

The provider examines the elbow and reviews x-rays. With the fracture in satisfactory alignment, he applies a splint or cast to keep it in position.


If he noted that he reviewed the xray and confirmed alignment then I would bill for it.
 

CodingKing

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Sling is insufficient for billing full fracture care code. It would be just the E&M code if it didn't need to be casted or splinted.
 
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