L Posted Sun 01st of May, 2016 19:48:38 PM
Looking for code suggestions for the following
1.Open reduction internal fixation of left fibula fracture.
2.Open reduction internal fixation of left syndesmosis.
3.Irrigation and debridement of left Chopart stump down to the level of muscle and application of vac dressing.
I'm thinking 27829 but am deciding between 27784 and 27792...not sure on if procedure 3 is included either.
SuperCoder Answered Tue 03rd of May, 2016 03:09:27 AM
The appropriate codes would be 27784, 27829 and 11043(Debridement, muscle and/or fascia (includes epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue, if performed); first 20 sq cm or less)
These codes are not included.