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Closed reduction with Intramedullary rod

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    I was wondering if anyone is familiar with the above procedure. It was an 89 year old patient with a fractured humerus. Doctor did a closed reduction and inserted a intramedullary rod.

    I found a code for intramedullary rod 24410 , but this is for osteotomies with intramedullary rod.

    Should I just code this as a closed reduction with internal fixation?

    I don't like orthopedics...

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    I would double check or query the surgeon. Its hard to fathom the idea of him putting an IM rod in via closed procedure.

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    Yes, I agree with you. It is stated this way all throughout the chart "closed reduction, intermedullary rod, left humerus."

    I guess I shall have to do a query. Thanks for the response.

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    I cheated and called the surgeons office for help.

    24516. Seems appropriate. Yay.

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    perfect, just make sure that the documentation truly supports it

    Mary, CPC, COSC

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