Jeannie Posted Tue 14th of March, 2017 10:13:36 AM
Can I bill for a neuroplasty of left sciatic nerve if it was done due to pts body habitus & so a safe surgery could be performed? If so what dx code do I use.
The surgery being performed was orif left acetabulum fx involving both columns w/allograft augmentation & Open reduction of unstable hip dislocation, traumatic.
SuperCoder Answered Wed 15th of March, 2017 04:21:00 AM
Please share the diagnosis or any other relevant details for us to give the most appropriate diagnosis code. Thank you.
Jeannie Posted Mon 20th of March, 2017 08:16:30 AM
The other procedures & dx used were; 1) ORIF left acetabulum fx involving both columns w/allograft augmentation-S32432A, S32442A. 2) open reduction of unstable hip dislocation, traumatic-S73005A.
3) neuroplasty left sciatic nerve--??
4) Arthrotomy left hip w/removal of multiple fragments-M859.
5) application of incisional wound vac. 6) removal of skeletal traction pin left distal femur-M948X8.
SuperCoder Answered Wed 22nd of March, 2017 06:29:32 AM
As per the given documentation, S74.02XA, Injury of sciatic nerve at hip and thigh level, left leg, initial encounter should be appropriate. Thank you.