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    Capital City Coders
    Post Splinting
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    What is the general consensus...

    When a splint (casting/strapping/etc.) is applied in the ED is it ok to bill when the physician oversees/reviews the application by a tech or should the physician be performing the application personally?

    (Billing for physician)

  2. Default Depends
    Medicare does require that the physician actually applies the splint/strap. With other payers it's a mixed bag. So you need to know the payers policy. But some coding entites will code for ED spliinting/strapping based on documented physician managment and checking of the stability of the splint etc. to payers who will pay.


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