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Stacy Posted 1 Year(s) ago
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 Posted 1 Year(s) ago

Hi,

 

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.

 

Please feel free to write to us if you have any questions.

 

Thanks.

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