Kathy Posted Tue 12th of April, 2011 19:42:51 PM
Can this code be used for a "distal partial ray amputation". The amoutation was performed on multiple "distal toes".
Also, is this CPT code to be applied to each toe that was amputated, or, does it encompass multiple toes and the entire procedure?
SuperCoder Answered Wed 13th of April, 2011 21:40:39 PM
Toe amputation is considered a minor procedure and ray amputation is a particular form of amputation where a toe and part of the metatarsal bone is removed. Where serious infection is present, a forefoot amputation can sometimes be performed to remove more than one toe. In this procedure all of the toes and the ball of the foot are removed.
With the procedure involved with Ray Amputation, I agree with 28825