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    Default ORIF Rib fracture

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    What CPT code is everyone using for ORIF rib ?

    Lisa May, CPC

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    Default ORIF rib fracture

    Lately, there have been instances of our physician's performing ORIF to rib fractures following trauma. The only CPT code found for open treatment of rib fracture is without fixation. Is there a better way to report the ORIF than using an unlisted CPT? Thanks!

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    Milwaukee WI

    Default Mod 22?

    NOT my area of expertise, but have you considered .... 21805 (M22)

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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