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alices

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pt has shoulder pain and nurse placed a sling, remote coders are coding long arm splint, am I crazy did I miss something? since when does a sling get coded as a splint? If I am wrong and can code a sling as a splint please let me know so I can start coding it..any and all help is appreciated..thanks alice
 

jimbo1231

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It's a sling

I agree. Unless they strapped the shoulder and didn't document it properly, I don't see a professoinal component charge or a facility charge for placing a splint. On the facility side there might be a supply charge for the sling depending on how the coding is done.

Jim
 
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