Fracture care for stress fractures

dbellemore

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I am new to ortho coding but am being told that you do not charge fracture care codes if the fracture is a stress fracture. I cannot find anything that substantiates that in the CPT 2012 book. Can anyone shed any light on this for me? Thanks.
 

kathy a

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A stress fracture is still a fracture. Sometimes these can be difficult to heal and may require a bone stimulator.
 

armen

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I am new to ortho coding but am being told that you do not charge fracture care codes if the fracture is a stress fracture. I cannot find anything that substantiates that in the CPT 2012 book. Can anyone shed any light on this for me? Thanks.
Do you have any examples? give me a Dx and a fracture side.
 
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