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Orthopedic Coding Alert

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'Buddy Taping' and CPT® Coding

Question: An established patient reported to our office limping badly after falling off the jungle gym at school. Following a level-three evaluation and management (E/M) service, the provider diagnosed a broken left second-digit toe. Without performing any restorative care, the provider “buddy taped” the toe to the great toe. Should I code this as an E/M and then also report a [...]



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