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Can Ortho. charge for setting FX at a school?

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    Question Can Ortho. charge for setting FX at a school?
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    We have an orhopedic doctor who set a fracture at a school during/after sports event. Can he charge for this service with school location and documentation?

    Our team doctors are a different doctor than this particular one in our group, and they volunteer their time at our area college.
    Thank you in advance.
    Lynn S.

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    Really good question... If they volunteer then I am assuming they do not have a contract with the college. Our docs have a contract with the colleges, therefore any services provided on site or at other games is included in our contract fee. Not much help, I know... I would imagine he needs to be contracted to do so, no?

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    This particular doctor is not one of our 2 team doctors with the college. He is another Orthopedic in our practice that was at a school and treated a fracture and documented it.
    Has anyone ever billed with the location of a school (3) and gotten paid?
    Thanks so much.
    Lynn, CPC

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