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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Elbow:
Avoid Bending the Rules When It Comes to Collateral Ligament Claims

Here’s why you need to know if the procedure was a repair or a reconstruction. When an elbow sprain needs surgery, you need to break out your magnifying glass. Investigate the physician’s documentation to determine whether: 1) he performed a repair or a reconstruction 2) the procedure focused on the lateral or medial collateral ligaments. Use Graft as Repair/Reconstruction Guide [...]