Global fracture care help please

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New patient is seen by a PA for a fracture, first visit coded/billed with E&M,Cast,xray,supplies, seen again 2 more visits and billed the same way. Now the MD is seeing the patient for the first time and wants to code/bill global fracture care. Can I do this? confused...
 
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Hi Marilyn,

At this point, 3 visits later, I would not find this appropriate unless the MD is manipulating the Fx.
 

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since your dx code MUST be a V54.x for a healing fx, unless documented as a nonunion or malunion, the fracture care codes will not match up and should be denied.
 
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Thank-you for all your responses, I agree and will let the doctor know other coders had the same thoughts I do...
 
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