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Emergency Department Coding & Reimbursement Alert

Reader Question:
Can You Separately Report Heat, Ice Treatment?

Question: A patient came into the ED with an injured arm, and the provider gave him an ice pack at first to reduce swelling. Then later in the visit, he gave the patient a hot pack to relax the muscle. Application of both the cold pack and the hot pack is coded as 97010, so can we bill this code [...]

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