fracture clinic program
Many kids will have a broken bone at some point. Most aren't too big of a deal, but fractures can be scary for kids and parents alike. Here's what to expect from our fracture clinic.
Dayton Children’s orthopedic center treats fractures of the upper extremity; hand, elbow, wrist, shoulder and lower extremity; hip, femur, knee, ankle and foot with appointments at three locations. Scheduled appointments are available for fracture care five days a week and can be scheduled online. All of our pediatric orthopedic clinics offer complete casting services and on-site crutch training.
prepare for your fracture visit
Please follow the below instructions for new fracture care visits:
- Call 937-641-3010 to make an appointment or make an appointment online
- Bring x-ray/imaging to the appointment
- Keep splinting applied until seen by an orthopedic physician
billing for fractures
Insurance companies require that physician practices bill their patients using a coding system known as “Current Procedural Terminology,” or CPT.
According to CPT guidelines, fracture care is a “packaged or global service.” As such, your initial bill will include charges for:
- The first cast or splint application
- 90 days of normal, uncomplicated follow-up care (the timeframe may vary depending on your insurance policy)
The following services would appear separately on your bill (not all patients receive all of these services):
- Physician evaluation of the fracture
- All casting supplies (fiberglass, Gore-Tex, bandage wraps, slings, cast shoes, etc.)
- Replacement cast
- The evaluation and management of any additional problems or injuries
- Treatment for any complications
If you have any questions about fracture billing, please contact our office.