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Debridement Achilles Insertion

Nicole Posted Fri 20th of May, 2016 16:18:45 PM
Achilles insertion is identified and a grid of 20 radiofrequency incisions are mapped out. Then 0.4 seconds of radiofrequency energy are utilized to debride the Achilles insertions through each marking. Would this qualify for CPT code 27680? The diagnosis is: Chronic Achilles Tendonitis
SuperCoder Answered Mon 23rd of May, 2016 05:10:50 AM
Hi, The CPT code for radiofrequency surgery done under local anesthesia for the repair of Achilles Tendon seems to be 27680. The ICD-10 code for Chronic Achilles Tendonitis is from series M76.60-M76.62. Please check your documentation once, before billing. Happy to Help! Thanks

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