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billing of short leg splint

  1. Default billing of short leg splint
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    Patient seen for tibia fracture. Was put in a short leg splint and sent to orthopedist for further care. Can I bill a 99212-25, and a 29515 (application of short leg splint)? Also do I bill the suppies extra or is that included in the application of the splint. This was done in the office setting. Please advise.

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    You should only bill the splint (see fracture care coding can even google to find info on this). You can not also code the office visit unless there was something else done at the appointment that was a separate, distinct service, such as a head injury or something else like that.

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