Paula Posted Fri 02nd of December, 2016 14:51:17 PM
The physician says he is correcting a "hammertoe deformity" at the third proximal interphalangeal joint, left foot.
He does an Arthroplasty at the proximal interphalangeal joint with K-wire fixation and then Arthrodesis of the distal interphalangeal joint third toe with K-wire fixation.
Is this coded 28285-T2?
Everything i've been reading states hammertoe correction is at the PIP joint. I don't know if we should be coding another code when Arthrodesis is being done on the DIP joint at the same time, same toe.
SuperCoder Answered Mon 05th of December, 2016 13:55:04 PM
CPT 28285-T2 will be correct coding. CPT code "correction hammerTOE"- is the correction of the defomity of the toe. It does not say correction of a hammering joint.