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27602 four compartment fasciotomy

Stacy Posted Wed 08th of November, 2017 21:16:37 PM
Can four compartment fasciotomy (code 27602) be billed if done to check muscle viability during on the same leg and same operative session as reverse saphenous femoral-femoral bypass for individual with femoral artery injury?
SuperCoder Answered Thu 09th of November, 2017 02:17:51 AM



Thanks for your question.


You can report code 27602 if doctor has performed fasciotomy of four compartments of leg. Code language says "Decompression fasciotomy, leg; anterior and/or lateral, and posterior compartment(s)", which means procedure done for following compartments - anterior, lateral, and posterior. There are two posterior compartments- superficial posterior and deep posterior.


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