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Podiatrist Performs Cheilectomy for Hallux Rigidus? Report This Code

Question: The podiatrist surgically corrected the patient's hallux rigidus deformity without using an implant. He also performed a cheilectomy. Which CPT® codes should wereport? Ohio Subscriber Answer: When the podiatrist surgically corrects a hallux rigidus deformity without the need for an implant, you should report 28289 (Hallux rigidus correction with cheilectomy, debridement and capsular release of the first metatarsophalangeal joint; [...]