I realize I am coming to this conversation late, but hoping to get some opinions here.

My doctor (family practice) saw a patient for a finger fracture that was diagnosed in ER and a splint was applied in the ER. My doctor removed the splint to examine the finger color temperature pulse ect. and reapplied the same splint. He wants to know if he can bill for the fracture care and an office visit?

I say no, but he wants to know why.