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Orthopedic Coding Alert

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Weather This Wrist Fracture Coding Case Study With Expert Advice

Warning: One documentation slip could lead to a $230 mistake. You could be setting yourself up for audit trouble if you ignore the number of fracture fragments in a wrist report. But that’s not all. Matching ICD-10 and CPT® codes and modifiers to your surgeon’s documentation means catching every clue, whether noting an assistant surgeon or keeping open fractures separate [...]