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Posted on 12. Oct, 2009 by .
No maybes here: Answer this question wrong and you will code incorrectly.
When your ED physician performs fracture care for a patient, be ready to pounce on evidence of manipulation, as CPT often breaks fracture care codes along the manipulation line.
The $kinny: Let’s say the physician performs closed treatment on a fractured collarbone; if she uses manipulation, the service is worth about $106 more than a nonmanipulation encounter.
Use this FAQ to successfully manipulate both types of fracture care codes — and ethically add to the practice’s bottom line.