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    I have a surgeon that goes in and removes a fracture fragment from a toe. He isn't in a joint. This is an old fracture and this fragment is starting to cause the patient pain. The doc gave me a fracture CPT code, but I just don't know if he treating the fracture. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    Is the bone fragment from an old injury? If so, use proper dx. As far as the CPT, if it's not a foreign body then he is treating the fracture. Your CPT would be the fracture code.
    Kiana CPC, CPC-H, BCS-M, BCS-R

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