AMA CPT® Assistant - 2018 Issue 1 (January)

Reporting Fracture and Restorative Care and Dislocations (January 2018)

January 2018 pages 3-5 Reporting Fracture and Restorative Care and Dislocations The Surgery/Musculoskeletal System subsection guidelines in the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set address coding issues related to reporting application of casts, splints, and strapping—with or without restorative treatment. The guidelines also address references to anesthesia in the joint dislocation–treatment codes. This article is intended to ensure the correct reporting of these codes, correct use of modifier for all fracture and/or dislocation treatment codes, and answer questions about cast, splint, and strapping codes (29000-29799). This article will focus on: How to report an initial cast, splint, or...

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