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Orthopedic Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
You Can Maximize Cast Codes With the Right Know How

Question: I had no trouble coding for an ostectomy for a calcaneus spur, but I’m not sure how to code the resulting cast. Because the spur was on the heel, the cast only goes halfway up the leg, used for ambulatory purposes. How do I code this type of cast? New York Subscriber Answer: For a cast of that size, code 29425 [...]