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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Foot:
Optimize Your Lisfranc Op Note With This Advice Before You Code Another Claim

If your Medicare carrier requires modifier 76 instead of 59, here’s what to do. When you code Lisfranc fracture-dislocation repairs, remember that your coding options rest on whether the surgeon performed the surgery open or percutaneously. Unless you know which method the orthopedist used, you’ll be in limbo between two coding options. Lisfranc fracture-dislocations are multiple fractures and/or dislocations of [...]

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