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fracture care scenario

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    Can someone help me with the following scenerio. In this instance would you code the 25600 or an office visit with cast application charges.

    A patient is referred to an ortho surgeon from the ER or another phyiscian due to having a confirmed distal radius fx. The ortho surgeon does not manipulate the bone but views x-rays, exams the arm and applies a short arm cast. Should I be charging the fx care charge of the 25600 instead of charging a simple office visit charge with the cast application charge? Thank you for any help you can provide to me.

    Annie Blair, CPC-H
    Taylor Regional Ortho Group

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    Greeley, Colorado
    Sounds like he/she is assuming care of the fracture, so I would code fracture care and supplies.

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    Thanks for your reply Lisa
    Annie Blair, CPC, BS Business Administration
    Campbellsville KY Local Chapter Secretary
    Team Lead, CDR Projects for Navigant Cymet

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