We're thinking of reporting 28222 for the tenolysis, but we think a second code would describe the capsulorrhaphy, but can't find the appropriate code. Can you offer any advice?
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Answer: You should report 28270 (Capsulotomy; metatarsophalangel joint, with or without tenorrhaphy, each joint [separate procedure]) to describe all of the surgeon's work on that patient.
There is no need to bill 28222 (Tenolysis, flexor, foot; multiple tendons) because reimbursement for 28270 already includes payment for the tenolysis.