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  1. Annette Posted 1 Year(s) agoRelated Topics

    A: Right foot ulcer excision -- Ulcerated acral skin with soft tissue inflammation and necrosis -- Focal bone present, negative for acute osteomyelitis B: Bone, right foot metatarsal, excision: -- Portion of bone with reactive changes -- No definite acute osteomyelitis identified C: Bone, right foot phalanx, excision: -- Portion of bone and surrounding soft tissue, negative for acute osteomyelitis What level would you assign to the above specimens ? Thank you

  2. SuperCoder Posted 1 Year(s) ago

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    If bone fragment from foot was submitted separately from the soft tissue specimen (e.g. Ulcerated acral skin with soft tissue inflammation and necrosis) with a request from the physician to rule out bone disease e.g. osteomyelitis, you may report bone biopsy code 88307.

     

    But if the bone fragment was submitted without a special request report code 88304.

     

    Please feel free to write if you have any concern or questions.

     

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  • Posted by 20618 Annette, 1 Year(s) ago. There are 2 posts. The latest reply is from SuperCoder.