Teresa Posted Tue 14th of April, 2015 19:11:20 PM
Is there a code for an ORIF of a distal radius and distal ulna fractures? I see the code for ORIF of shaft of radius and ulna and ORIF of distal radius and ulnar styloid, but not distal radius and ulna? what cpt code would you suggest in this instance? Two separate incisions were made. also what would be cpt code if there was only one incision?
SuperCoder Answered Wed 15th of April, 2015 00:50:48 AM
The most distal part of ulna is called as Ulnar styloid process. There is no code which include both ORIF of distal radius and distal fractures. Please use the 2 separate codes.
For Distal Radial fracture ORIF use: 25607/25608/25609.
For Distal Ulnar fracture ORIF use: 25652.
Note: If its not the Ulnar styloid process, use CPT code for ORIF of ulnar shaft then.