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Thread: Closed reduction, x2, Same Day ?

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    Cool Closed reduction, x2, Same Day ?

    I have a case where the Dr consulted the patient in the ER and performed a closed reduction in the ER. Followup x-rays done after completion of this, however, showed
    continued fracture dislocation for which decision was made to
    then proceed to to the OR for a deeper sedation and another completion of the closed reduction. The physician performed both these reductions on the same day.
    How would I code for this? Could I code for only one procedure even though he actualyl performed both in two different settings? And if I can bill for both, what modifier would be appropriate?

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    Columbia, MO


    you code for both with a 76 modifier on the second. This is a perfect example of a repeated procedure.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Ah of course. Thanks so much for your help!

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