What code should we use for treatment of a finger fracture (closed and not needing surgery)? Can we bill 29130, application of finger splint, with an office visit code?

You have a few options for billing fracture care services. Current Procedural Terminology code 26720 is closed treatment of phalangeal shaft fracture, proximal or middle phalanx, finger or thumb; without manipulation, each. If you reported the fracture care, you cannot bill for the initial sling or cast. This code will include all associated preoperative care, the application of the initial sling or cast, and follow-up care for 90 days. If there was a significant, separately identifiable evaluation and management (E/M) service provided on the day of the fracture care (eg, the child sustained multiple injuries), an E/M service could also be reported with modifier -25 appended to the E/M code. If you choose not to bill the fracture care, an...

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