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Orthopedic Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Choosing Fracture Fix Code

Question: How should I code for closed treatment of a humeral shaft fracture? My orthopedist performed the procedure after a level-four evaluation and management (E/M) service for a new patient. We don't see a lot of these claims, so I'm a bit lost. Missouri Subscriber Answer: It appears that your provider performed 24500 (Closed treatment of humeral shaft fracture; without [...]