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Maiu Posted Thu 17th of November, 2011 19:03:37 PM

Which modifier can be used when nasal wound and nasal fracture are billed together?

SuperCoder Answered Thu 17th of November, 2011 21:40:11 PM

Tell me the CPTs that you billed?

Maiu Posted Fri 18th of November, 2011 08:40:19 AM

21310 and 12013

SuperCoder Answered Fri 18th of November, 2011 08:45:56 AM

You could use modifier -51 to code 21310

12013
21310-51

Maiu Posted Fri 18th of November, 2011 19:56:45 PM

How would I bill open nose fracture with simple sutures? Is this code appropriate - 21325?

SuperCoder Answered Fri 18th of November, 2011 20:30:36 PM

Simple suture is included in the treatment of Open Nose fracture. What you need to focus is the exact treatment of the fracture performed.
Based on the type of treatment, you can pick the CPT code from the following category of CPT codes:
21310 Closed treatment of nasal bone fracture without manipulation
21315 Closed treatment of nasal bone fracture; without stabilization
21320 Closed treatment of nasal bone fracture; with stabilization
21325 Open treatment of nasal fracture; uncomplicated
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21339...

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