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    I am working a hand suregon account. Does anybody have any easy explanation regarding when to bill a global fx care code versus an E&M code w/ xrays?

    I'd apprecite it. Thanks, Cindy

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    Check out this archived bulletin:

    http://www2.aaos.org/aaos/archives/b.../jun02/cod.htm

    This may be of some help.
    If it is confusing you, e-mail me - I'll be happy to speak with you!

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    Hi Cindy,

    When I joined the ortho practice I am currently with, they would rarely bill for fracture care. They thought that they were making more money by billing out the office visits. I did a 3 month audit without saying anything to them and then presented the results ($$$$) and proved them wrong. It turned out that it was in our best interest to bill for the fracture care rather than E/M codes.

    Hope this helps

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    HI AGAIN. pEOPLE IN MY OFFICE ARE STILL DISPUTING WHETHER OR NOT YOU CAN BILL A NON-MANIPULATIVE FRACTURE W/ A e&m SERVICE(WITH DECISION FOR SURGERY MOD) AND FRACTURE CARE CODE FOR THE FIRST VISIT -- wHAT DO YOU THINk?

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    I just read an article this morning in the April 2008 issue of Orthopedic Coders Pink Sheet that deals with this. Does your office subscribe to this? If not I could get the info to you.
    Cathy

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    Hi Cathy, Yes. I just got the Pink Sheets today. It was very helpful. hank you for input! Cindy

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    I do not have acces to the Coders Pink sheet and also have confusion as to how to code non-manipulative fracture care with a new patient visit. Can you forward me this information. My email address is hsmith@shch.org or my fax# is 269-639-2825. Thank you. Heather

  8. Question Fracture Care
    Quote Originally Posted by pdelorenzo View Post
    Check out this archived bulletin:

    http://www2.aaos.org/aaos/archives/b.../jun02/cod.htm

    This may be of some help.
    If it is confusing you, e-mail me - I'll be happy to speak with you!
    Please e-mail me, at Tbergen777@aol.com

    I have a question and I have printed the bulletin, perhaps you could clarify a code with an ER visit?

    Thank you,
    Tricia

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    I apologize for not getting to you sooner... I just sent an e-mail to you.

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