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Understanding What 28730 Can Encompass

Question: The podiatrist completed first metatarsal-cuneiform arthrodesis (lapidus not for bunion correction). It was followed by a naviculo-cuneiform arthrodesis. A screw was inserted from the medial cuneiform to the base of the second metatarsal for a Lisfranc arthrodesis. Should I code the lapidus and naviculo-cuneiform arthrodesis procedures under 28737? Should I also use the code 28615 to cover the Lisfranc portion? [...]

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