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Orthopedic Coding Alert

READER QUESTIONS:

Look to 27005 for Illiopsoas Tendon Release

Question: Which code should we report for an iliopsoas tendon release?


Kansas Subscriber
Answer: You should report 27005 (Tenotomy, hip flexor[s], open [separate procedure]) if the surgeon performs the tendon release as an open procedure.

If he performs the surgery arthroscopically, you should report the unlisted-procedure code 29999 (Unlisted procedure, arthroscopy) because no arthroscopic code properly describes the iliopsoas tendon release.


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