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    I'm hoping for some help:

    Pt comes to the office with a fractured metacarpal. Provider, tried manipulation odf the fracture and was not able to obtain anatomic reduction.

    He splinted the hand and is scheduled for a Perc-Pinning the next day.

    My question:
    Can we charge for the failed procedure 26605-52
    and the splinting 29125?

    Thank you in advance

    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by lellwanger View Post
    I'm hoping for some help:

    Pt comes to the office with a fractured metacarpal. Provider, tried manipulation odf the fracture and was not able to obtain anatomic reduction.

    He splinted the hand and is scheduled for a Perc-Pinning the next day.

    My question:
    Can we charge for the failed procedure 26605-52
    and the splinting 29125?

    Thank you in advance

    Linda
    I would recommend the 52 mod + splint since he did perform the work associated but did not get the desired results. He should be compensated for his work.

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    Thank you

    I thought so.

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