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  1. Darshna Posted 1 Year(s) agoRelated Topics

    My provider did below procedures. Need help with coding. 1 Achilles tendon repair 2 Retrocalcaneal exostectomy 3 decompression planterflexory osteotomy of the 1st metatarsal head with internal fixation consisting of one 3.0-mm partially threaded cannulated stryker bone screw 3x20mm, 4 right foot 5 th digit detrotational arthroplasty 5 application of a BK cast throughout right lower extremity

  2. SuperCoder Posted 1 Year(s) ago

    Hi,

    As per documentation provided by you without operative report supercoder could not help for exact Cpt code. But you can look for below codes that will help you:-

    1. Achilles tendon repair: 27650-27654
    2. Retrocalcaneal exostectomy: 28118-28119
    3. osteotomy of the 1st metatarsal head: 28306-28309
    4. detrotational arthroplasty 5 application of a BK cast throughout right lower extremity - This would mostly be included in main procedure codes.According to CPT guidelines, cast application or strapping (including removal) is only reported as a replacement procedure or when the cast application or strapping is an initial service performed without a restorative treatment or procedure.

    Also, AAE does not provide coding for operative reports and chart notes.

     SuperCoder offers SuperCoder on Demand (SOD) (http://www.supercoder.com/coding-answers/coding-on-demand) for coding of an operative report or chart note and you can contact (866)228-9252 or e-mail customerservice@supercoder.com for more information

    Thanks

     

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  • Posted by 30890 Darshna, 1 Year(s) ago. There are 2 posts. The latest reply is from SuperCoder.