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office visit and/or fracture care

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    We had a new patient who came into the office for a humerus fracture on 7/20. Dr gave the patient a script to get fitted for a brace and then come back into the office on 7/29 to determine wether he was going to treat her non operatively or open surgery. Would I use an E/M code for the 7/20 new patient visit since Dr did not know how he was going to treat the patient?

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    I don't see anything wrong with billing the way you described, since he hasn't yet determined how to treat.


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    Absolutely, the 7/20 visit would be billed as a new patient.

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