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Podiatry Coding & Billing Alert

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See Which Hammertoe Correction Code to Choose

Question: The podiatrist performed a level-three evaluation and management (E/M) service on an established patient. The podiatrist diagnosed the patient with right-footed acquired hammertoe. The podiatrist then performed a hammertoe correction via total phalangectomy and a capsulotomy for one joint with tenorrhaphy. What CPT® codes should we report? Virginia Subscriber Answer: In this case, you'll most likely report 28285 (Correction, [...]