K Posted Fri 03rd of April, 2020 16:13:03 PM
Hi, I have a question about closed treatment of pelvic fracture without manipulation. What does the provider need to do in order to bill this? Do they need to physically do something to the patient such as cast or traction or just give a treatment plan to follow until the next visit?
SuperCoder Answered Mon 06th of April, 2020 07:54:27 AM
The fracture care codes described as “without manipulation” may be reported when the treatment is definitive. Generally, these fractures heal without surgical intervention and does not required reduction.
Closed treatment of pelvic fracture (without manipulation) may include bed rest; compression, strapping, or casting; or traction to restore the bone or joint.
Hope this helps