AMA CPT® Assistant - 2007 Issue 6 (June)

Surgery: Musculoskeletal System (June 2007)

June 2007 page 10a Coding Communication:Surgery: Musculoskeletal System Question In CPT 2007 code 21300, Closed treatment of skull fracture without operation, was deleted. How is a closed treatment of skull fracture now reported? AMA Comment Code 21300 represented a duplicate coding procedure for a service that required no additional physician work other than what is included in an evaluation and management (E/M) service. Therefore, a closed treatment of a skull fracture should be reported with the appropriate E/M service code(s). Surgery: Musculoskeletal System (June 2007). CPT® Assistant. 2007; June 2007 page 10a ...

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