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double osteotomy without bunion

laurie Posted Thu 18th of June, 2015 13:11:26 PM

Can CPT code 28299 be used for a patient that does not have a bunion and has double osteotomies, such as hallux rigidus or osteoarthritis? I saw some information on the internet that said this was acceptable, but it was not from the AMA.

PROCEDURE:

1. Partial excision of first metatarsal.

2. Partial excision of proximal phalanx.

3. Tendon transfer.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 19th of June, 2015 06:34:27 AM

You can use CPT code 28289. CPT code 28299 is specific code for Bunion deformity and hence cannot be used for non bunion procedure.

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