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Ankle fusions

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.
PROCEDURE:
1.Tibiotalar fusion, right.
2.Subtalar fusion, right.
3.Removal of hardware, right ankle joint/talus.
Thanks!

SuperCoder Answered Mon 15th of February, 2016 06:35:47 AM

The most appropriate code for the above mentioned procedure are 1. 27870-RT
2. 28725-RT
For Retained hardware, it is inclusive in the above procedure.

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