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Podiatry Coding & Billing Alert

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I&D of Plantar Space Infection

Question: If my physician performed a procedure that included an I&D of plantar space infection and partial first ray resection, would the amputation of the toe and metatarsal head be included? The incision was carried to encompass the partial ray resection and the I&D. Is it billable separately (CPT® 28810)? My thought is to use code 28003 for the incision and [...]