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  1. Stacy Posted 3 month(s) agoRelated Topics

    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?

  2. SuperCoder Posted 3 month(s) ago



    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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  • Posted by 134638 Stacy, 3 month(s) ago. There are 2 posts. The latest reply is from SuperCoder.