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Wound closure with open fracture
If the patient presents with an open fracture and we do an open repair, can we bill for the closure of the open wound?
I am questioning this also & would like to know what other's are doing. I was told due to bundling the closure would not be separately reportable unless done at a separate site. Interested in hearing back on. Thank you
You should be able to code for the wound closure because it was an open wound. If it's a surgical wound that the provider opens then you cannot bill separately.