Assign the appropriate CPT® procedure code and applicable modifier(s) for the following case scenario.
Steven was able to make an appointment with the orthopedist within a few hours of being seen in the ED for a splint to his left wrist after a fall. The orthopedist reviewed the x-rays from the emergency room and agreed with emergency room physician that the distal radius was fractured. A short-arm fiberglass cast was applied, and the fracture was expected to heal in 6-8 weeks. Report only the closed treatment of this fracture, not the x-ray, Emergency Department visit, nor the cast applied.
25600-LT,25600 - LT
Hint: Radius, fracture, closed treatment. Modifier -LT indicates treatment performed on the left side of the body.