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splints and laceration repairs

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    Hope someone can help on this, I am confused, in the cpt book under the cast/strapping/splints section it makes the statement of being able to code them as long as there is no restorative treatment , fractures, injuries, dislocations and/or comfort of the pt, so wouldn't that mean that if a Dr repairs a laceration on the arm then places a splint (no other dxs but the laceration) then the splint would not be allowable code/charge? and if I can code/bill it out is it in writing somewhere so I can have that to show if I needed it..thank you for all the help..alice

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    Hope someone can help on this, I am confused, in the cpt book under the cast/strapping/splints section it makes the statement of being able to code them as long as there is no restorative treatment , fractures, injuries, dislocations and/or comfort of the pt, so wouldn't that mean that if a Dr repairs a laceration on the arm then places a splint (no other dxs but the laceration) then the splint would not be allowable code/charge? and if I can code/bill it out is it in writing somewhere so I can have that to show if I needed it..thank you for all the help..alice
    I think you need to bill laceration repair + cast supplies. I bill for ortho and we do not charge cast application code on the initial visit with fracture care code.

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