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FRACTURE SURGERY

Kerri Posted Mon 22nd of February, 2016 16:59:01 PM

SO A PATIENT IS SEEN WITH A FRACTURE. YOU USE AN A FOR INITIAL VISIT. WHAT DO YOU USE IF THE PATIENT NEEDS SURGERY? NONE OF THE LETTERS FIT. I'M THINKING S???

SuperCoder Answered Tue 23rd of February, 2016 01:46:50 AM

For the initial visit "A" code will be appropriate. Even if the patient needs surgery, it will not be influenced by the initial visit code. The surgery code will be billed accordingly.
Letter S represents sequel(a condition resulting from the initial injury).

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