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Splinting. Question

  •  01-22-2013, 8:48 PM

    Splinting. Question

    I work in a SNF. When fitting someone for a hand splint that has joint contractures (arthritis), does the MD need to add the joint contracture ICD-9 code to the pt's diagnosis list?  I'm thinking about how I can have documentation that the MD is aware of the contractures? I have seen other OT's use "other joint abnormality" as treatment code, but I want to make sure I cover all my bases. Thanks!
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