Musculoskeletal Coding

You are a new medical coder that works for an Orthopedic medical practice. Patients are often seen for fractures or dislocations which require either a cast or splint. A common patient encounter may be for application of a long-arm split.Apply your knowledge of CPT to this patient scenario.Include the following aspects in the assignment:Ø  Describe what a long-arm splint is and when this would be appropriateØ  Provide the CPT code from the Surgery section which would identify application of a long-arm splitØ  List the steps of how you arrived at this code and explain how this is important for reimbursement purposes

 
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