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    Chicopee, Mass

    Default Cast Removal

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    Question for anyone who will know this. If my doc applied a cast (without billing a care of fracture global period CPT) may we bill for the removal as well? Or would we bill an E&M based on the documentation?

    Much appreciated!

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    I believe the cost of removal of the cast is bundled into the charge for the cast application. If another Doctor had applied the cast, ( eg. patient was out of state) and you are only removing the cast, then you could charge for the removal.
    This is regardless of whether or not you charge fracture care.

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