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Follow up cast

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    Hi everyone I have a patient that had a wrist fracture Dr. placed him on a short arm cast. Patient came back a week after for follow up xray were review however Dr. decided to leave the cast 3 more weeks. Is there any V code I may use along with the fracture to let the insurance know this is not a new fracture? Thanks on advance for the help!!
    Mildred Nieves, CPC

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    Columbia, MO
    you should never use the fx code once treatment has been rendered. Codiing clinic 3rd quarter 2001, as well as the coding guidelines state this. For any followup visits for cast changes, xrays, etc it is a healing fx (unless stated as nonhealing), and the code is a V54.x code for healing fx.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thanks Mitchell for your prompt response!! I coded v54.11 it may sense. Have a nice day!!
    Mildred Nieves, CPC

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