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Make Sure Your Report the Correct Bimalleolar Fracture Code

Question: How do we know which bimalleolar fracture code to report? Colorado Subscriber Answer: CPT® directs you to the 27808-27814 series in its index under both the "medial malleolus" and "lateral malleolus" listings. These codes represent bimalleolar fractures, which usually means the patient fractured both the lateral and medial malleoli. This could also mean lateral and posterior malleolus, or medial and posterior [...]