When I joined the ortho practice I am currently with, they would rarely bill for fracture care. They thought that they were making more money by billing out the office visits. I did a 3 month audit without saying anything to them and then presented the results ($$$$) and proved them wrong. It turned out that it was in our best interest to bill for the fracture care rather than E/M codes.
HI AGAIN. pEOPLE IN MY OFFICE ARE STILL DISPUTING WHETHER OR NOT YOU CAN BILL A NON-MANIPULATIVE FRACTURE W/ A e&m SERVICE(WITH DECISION FOR SURGERY MOD) AND FRACTURE CARE CODE FOR THE FIRST VISIT -- wHAT DO YOU THINk?
I do not have acces to the Coders Pink sheet and also have confusion as to how to code non-manipulative fracture care with a new patient visit. Can you forward me this information. My email address is email@example.com or my fax# is 269-639-2825. Thank you. Heather