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    Default Knee Immobilizer Code?

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    tell me something.....does the plan indicate use 29530? I belive it's a simple supply....pt is medi-Cal.
    ED Coder used 924.11, E917.9, E849.9

    51 year old male came here due to Lt knee injury while hit to hard object 1 week ag,then he was running and knee became swelling and pain.denied any other injury.

    Review of Systems
    Constitutional: Negative for fever and chills.
    HENT: Negative.
    Eyes: Negative.
    Cardiovascular: Negative.
    Respiratory: Negative.
    Gastrointestinal: Negative.
    Genitourinary: Negative.
    Lt knee pain
    Neurological: Negative for loss of consciousness.
    Psychiatric: Negative for memory loss.
    All other systems reviewed and are negative.
    There is no problem list on file for this patient.

    BP 117/70 | Pulse 81 | Temp 98.1 °F (36.7 °C) | Resp 18 | Wt 77.111 kg (170 lb) | SpO2 100%

    Physical Exam
    Constitutional: He is oriented. He appears well-developed and well-nourished.
    Head: Atraumatic.
    Musculoskeletal: Normal range of motion.
    Lt knee:sl swelling and tenderness at anterior lateral aspect,no ligament laxity,no effusion.full ROM for extension and flexion
    X ray Lt knee:mild DJD,no fracture
    Neurological: He is alert and oriented.

    Impression:Lt knee contusion

    Motrin 800mg every 8 hrs prn#30
    ACE bandage
    Follow up with his own doctor

    Dr. MD
    Emergency Department

    THANX 4 UR NPUT!!!!!
    Last edited by racheleporter; 05-30-2008 at 02:56 PM. Reason: edit
    Rachele Porter, AS, CPC, CPC-H, CEDC
    no weapons formed against me shall prosper

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Modesto, CA; Central Valley Chapter


    Hmm, I would say your correct in its just a supply, and this would be an EM but maybe there's something I'm missing.

    Any others have more input for us?

    Tina Reich, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Greeley, Colorado


    I agree with Tina...

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