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metatarsal fracture

Vangie Posted Thu 03rd of February, 2011 15:19:19 PM


I am having trouble coding an ortho ticket. Patient fell off bed and sustained a metatarsal fracture. Pat was given a postop shoe in the ER and told to follow up in outpatient ortho clinic.

She then came to outpatient ortho clinic where she was seen. Our ortho provder diagnosed metatarsal fx. The patient was treated with a cast boot and continued to be nonweightbearing. Elevate her leg/ice.

In addition, an established level III E/M was dictated.

Do I charge an E/M?
Do I charge a fx care code? 28470/LT

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

SuperCoder Answered Thu 03rd of February, 2011 16:05:48 PM

E/M with modifier 57, and Fx care code 28470-LT

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