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    Default coding 28322 x 3 different entries. What modifier is used?

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    The procedure is repair 1st metatarsal fracture non-union, repair 5th metatarsal fracture non-union, repair 5th metatarsal fracture mal-union. How to code this?

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    Default NOT an Ortho expert ...

    I'm not an ORTHO expert. You may get a more qualified response by posting your question in the Orthopaedics forum.

    However ...

    Your question mentions two distinct bones (you have 5th metatarsal listed twice). I believe you can only code once per bone.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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