Emergency Department Coding: Critical Care, Lacerations, Burns and Fractures
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Fix Your Fracture Care Claims in 3 Simple Steps to Avoid Errant Code, Postop Overlap
You’ll also need to determine open/closed before coding the treatment
1. Check if Fracture Is Open or Closed
The first thing you’ll need to deduce from fracture care documentation is whether the physician treated an open or closed fracture.
Your ED physician will typically treat closed fractures, explains Michael Lemanski, MD, ED billing director at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass. He may or may not need to perform reduction to treat a closed fracture.
“An open fracture occurs when the...
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