Re: Any fracture care coders? Documentation requirements for splinting and casting

The only requirements would be what is needed to support the code itself
short arm/short leg/sugartong, etc as well as the type of material.

Documentation of skin condition, neurovascular status, etc would all be
medical legal and not a requirement for coding. That would be
documentation the provider would want to have to prevent law suits.

On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 11:36 AM, Cathy Satkus <
Cathy.Satkus@harvardfamily.com> wrote:

> We are trying to locate official guidelines for proper documentation for
> cast/splint application. Does anyone know if there are any, and where we
> could find them.
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> Is it required to confirm and document neurovascular status before and
> after the application?
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> Thank you,
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> Cathy Satkus, CPC
> Harvard Family Physicians
> Tulsa, OK
> 918-743-8200
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