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  1. #1
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    Question Coding for Closed Treatment distal radius

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    Doctor dictates the following:
    The distal radius was reduced by closed manipulation under c-arm fluoroscopy control. The fracture was stabilized with 2 percutaneous 2.0 mm K-wires, 1 through the radial styloid and 1 through listers tubercle. K-wires were cut off outside the skin. Pin balls were attached. Sterile dressings were applied...

    Would the coding be:
    76000 -26

    Pls advise,

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    I recommend 25606. Fluoro is bundled.

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    Apr 2007
    Kansas City, MO


    CPT 25605 is mutually exclusive to 25606, you would only bill 25606. 76000 is also included in 25606 but a modifier could be appended to differentiate between seperate procedures, I am not certain what would distinguish that as a distinct procedure though. I think I would simply go with the 25606.

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