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    Can someone please advise me as to the correct coding for a pathologic fracture? The patient has been seen the last three years for the same fracture. Do we use a fracture care code or do we use an E/M code?

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    can someone please advise me as to the correct coding for a pathologic fracture? The patient has been seen the last three years for the same fracture. Do we use a fracture care code or do we use an e/m code?
    for fracture care you can report either a fx care code with a 90 day global or report the care with e/m codes for each individual visit.

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