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Elbow Mass

L Posted Sun 29th of November, 2015 20:54:16 PM

How would I code the following:

DIAGNOSIS: Mass right elbow, possible infection, with retained painful hardware.
1.Removal of hardware right elbow.
2.Excision 1.5 cm mass with curetting and debridement of osteomyelitis of the right ulna.

Thanks for your time.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 30th of November, 2015 07:04:41 AM

Thanks for your query,

ICD-10 codes:
T84.84XA - Retained painful hardware
R22.31 - right elbow mass

CPT codes:
20680 - Removal of hardware right elbow
24075 - Excision of mass from elbow area
11012-59 - Debridement of bone

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