Use what modifier?

jhofler

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If a pt has surgery for a fracture, code 26605, and then casting on the same day, code 29075 - what modifier would I use?
 

CodingKing

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Initial casting is bundled in the fracture care code.

from the casting and strapping guidelines in cpt manual

first cast/splint or strap application is included in the treatment of fracture and/or dislocation codes.

Its all over the NCCI manual as well. For example


CHAPTER IV.G.6

CPT codes for closed, percutaneous, or open treatment of fractures or dislocations include the application of casts, splints, or strapping. CPT codes for casting/splinting/strapping should not be reported separately.
 
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