Clearly is the laceration is treated by suturing and the splinting is for a separate ankle sprain, both are billable and supported by separate diagnosis codes. As to the finger from a few years ago. I think many ED coding entities would code both especially if the provider placed te splint. Clearly if say a finger sprain were documented in addition to the laceration, both would be coded. I'll concede to everyone who disagreed with me six years ago that if there is no indication of an injury in addition to the finger laceratin, some would argue to code only the lac repair and E&M. But most ED specialty outfits would code both if the documentation were there.
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