L Posted Sun 14th of February, 2016 22:56:14 PM
How would I code the following:
DIAGNOSIS: Post-degenerative right ankle and subtalar joint with retained hardware.
1.Tibiotalar fusion, right.
2.Subtalar fusion, right.
3.Removal of hardware, right ankle joint/talus.
SuperCoder Answered Mon 15th of February, 2016 06:35:47 AM
The most appropriate code for the above mentioned procedure are 1. 27870-RT
For Retained hardware, it is inclusive in the above procedure.