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Bone Spur- Knee

Nicole Posted Fri 25th of March, 2016 13:59:25 PM

Doctor did an excision of osteophyte right greater trochanter. It was not done arthroscopically. Is there a CPT code for this other than an unlisted code?

Could CPT code 27360 be used?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 28th of March, 2016 06:05:55 AM

The descriptor of the code 27360 mentions that the code may be used for the partial excision of the bone for osteomyelitis or bone abscess. The descriptor also mentions that the bone may be 'femur, proximal tibia and/or fibula. Please review detailed procedure to see if craterization, saucerization or diaphysectomy is done, than you can report CPT code 27630.

Thanks

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