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    Default Capitellar fx

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    What do you charge for ORIF Capitellar fx??


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    Do you mean the capitate in the hand? or the capitulum in the elbow?

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    Capitellar fracture of elbow

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    I had this come up once...we opted for 24579 as the capitulum is the articular surface of the lateral condyle.

    Kara Hawes, CPC

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    Apr 2007


    that is what I am coming up with too, thank you for the confirmaiton

    what dx do you use 812.42 ? 812.44? 812.49?

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    I believe ICD-9 will direct you to 812.49, I think it's in there.

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