L Posted Sun 10th of April, 2016 12:16:14 PM
How would I code the following:
DIAGNOSIS: Left knee lateral compartment DJD with valgus malalignment.
PROCEDURE: Left distal femur opening wedge varus-producing osteotomy.
SuperCoder Answered Mon 11th of April, 2016 04:50:29 AM
The diagnosis code for Left knee DJD will be M17.9( Osteoarthritis of knee, unspecified ), However, this code can change depending upon the primary or secondary DJD.
As far as CPT code is concerned, 27448 or 27450 will be the closed codes that can be billed for this procedure depending upon fixation. If further assistance is required please send some more details related to your procedure. Please see the links below as well. Thank you.