Nicole Posted Wed 18th of May, 2016 08:37:34 AM
The doctor excised a spur and bone prominence proximal to the medial malleolus. Dissection was carried down and a ruptured cyst like structure was noted. The cyst was resected and removed from the wound. There was damage and thickening to the deep fascia and periosteal tissue overlying the very prominent spur. A sagittal saw was used to resect the spur.
Would the CPT codes be 27635 for both of these procedures? I am finding mixed answers when I am researching this.
SuperCoder Answered Thu 19th of May, 2016 01:55:59 AM
Yes code 27635 seems appropriate for this scenario as the code procedure describes the provider making an incision into the subcutaneous tissues, muscle, retracting all the soft tissue layers, and incising the periosteum, before excision of the cyst/spur.