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Darshna Posted Tue 27th of March, 2018 00:00:59 AM
Need help coding procedures: Left Ankle Arthocentesis. Left Incision and Drainage soft tissue and skin. Left Excision of Osteomyelitis fibula, Bine Biopsy of distal fibula. Left distal fibular Subperiosteal abscess I & D, Left Lower extremity ankle block. Complex closure of wound 4.5 cm
SuperCoder Answered Tue 27th of March, 2018 02:44:50 AM

Hi,

 

Please find below answers to your questions written in front of each question:

 

  1. Left Ankle Arthocentesis.                                       -20605
  2. Left Incision and Drainage soft tissue and skin.    -20005
  3. Left Excision of Osteomyelitis fibula,                     -27641
  4. Bine Biopsy of distal fibula.                                    -20220, 20225, 20240, 20245
  5. Left distal fibular Subperiosteal abscess I & D,     -27603
  6. Left Lower extremity ankle block.                          -64450
  7. Complex closure of wound 4.5 cm                        -13121

 

We hope this helps.

Thanks.

Darshna Posted Tue 27th of March, 2018 20:22:26 PM
4.Bone Biopsy of distal fibula. -20220, 20225, 20240, 20245 do I bill all four cpt codes?
SuperCoder Answered Wed 28th of March, 2018 02:58:04 AM

Hi,

You need to select a code based on your documentation e.g. whether biopsy taken is open or the sample is taken with trocar, is it superficial or deep.

Please feel free to write if you have any question.

Thanks.

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