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Here's Help Selecting the Correct Achilles Repair Code

Question: Operative notes indicate that the surgeon repaired a patient's Achilles tendon with a graft. I looked in the CPT® book and noticed that there were three Achilles tendon repair codes. Which one should I choose? Minnesota Subscriber Answer: You'll need to check the op report for more information, or check with the surgeon, to dig out more encounter specifics. There are [...]