Commonly Asked Fracture-Related Coding Questions

Mary LeGrand, RN, MA, CCS-P, CPC

This issue of AAOS Now takes a look at some commonly asked fracture-related coding questions.

Using a global fracture CPT code
The physician saw a patient in the office for a shoulder injury sustained during football training camp activity. Following the evaluation, the physician diagnosed a nondisplaced clavicle fracture. No cast or splint was applied. Can we report a global fracture code?

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