AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 12 (December)

Musculoskeletal System/Surgery (December 2001)

December 2001 page 7 Coding Consultation Musculoskeletal System, Surgery, 28450 (Q&A) Question My physician saw a patient for a nondisplaced tarsal bone fracture, which did not require manipulation. Rather than applying a cast, the physician gave the patient a prescription for a prefabricated short leg removable cast, which the patient filled elsewhere. My physician will be providing all follow-up fracture care and will check the fit of the removable cast at the first followup visit. Can this be reported as fracture care? AMA Comment Yes. From a CPT coding perspective this would be reported using code 28450, Treatment...

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