Fracture Care Coding

This module is for providers in orthopedics and it reviews the elements of coding fracture services, including what is included in the global period package, when to use fracture care modifiers, and how to code the first fracture care visit.

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants and Orthopedic Athletic Trainers. 

Learning Objective

  • Explain methods of coding fracture care services, including global periods and fracture care modifiers.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • CHAPTER IV SURGERY: MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM CPT CODES 20000-29999 FOR NATIONAL CORRECT CODING INITIATIVE POLICY MANUAL FOR MEDICARE SERVICES. (2021, January 1). CMS. Retrieved May 3, 2021, from https://www.cms.gov/files/document/chapter4cptcodes20000-29999final112021.pdf
  • Dick, M. (2012, October 1). Fractures 101: Let’s Cover the Basics. AAPC. https://www.aapc.com/blog/24341-fractures-101-lets-cover-the-basics/
  • O’Brochta-Woodward, R. (2014, April 14). Orthopaedic Potpourri: Fracture Management and Beyond. AAPC. 
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. (n.d.). FAQ for Fracture Care. https://www5.aaos.org/CustomTemplates/Content.aspx?id=22730&ssopc=1
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 Florida Board of Athletic Training
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
06/01/2021
Course expires: 
06/30/2023

Giovanni Flores, CPC, CPMA
E&M Auditor/Educator
Physician Coding and Documentation Improvement

Due to the non-clinical nature of the content discussed, the speakers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. This CME activity will not cover content that would involve products or services of commercial interests. Therefore, no opportunity exists for a conflict of interest based on the financial relationships of faculty and those persons in control of content. Since these relationships are not relevant, no disclosure information was collected. 

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Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 Florida Board of Athletic Training
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
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