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Pay per view: Prefabricated splint codes: No easy answers

APCs Insider, August 29, 2008

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When you ask any four coders or clinicians how to handle splint coding, you’re going to get four answers. Or five.

The confusion is nowhere worse than with prefabricated splints. These devices occupy a middle ground between orthotics (which they are) and splints (which they can be). It’s no small wonder that some clinicians react to the confusion by not using prefabricated splints if they can avoid it.

Click here to read more about prefabricated splint codes. Briefings on APCs subscribers have free access to this article in the August issue via their online subscriptions.



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