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PLANTAR PLATE REPAIR

Vera Posted Wed 30th of January, 2013 21:06:40 PM

What is the best code to use for Left #2 plantar plate repair ??

SuperCoder Answered Thu 31st of January, 2013 21:19:06 PM

I need some more details. If this is performed in conjunction with hammertoe,there is no specific code for repair of flexor(plantar) plate, I suggest adding modifier "-22" to CPT 28285 indicating that this procedure was greater than the usual code, and deserves more compensation.

If not,please do submit additional info to get a clear scenario.

Thanks

Vera Posted Thu 31st of January, 2013 21:37:14 PM

the codes billed were 28750 -(arthrodesis, left 1st mpj), 28308 - L # 2 metatarsal osteotomy, 28285 - L #2 arthrodesis and then also writted was add L #2 plantar plate repair ?

Vera Posted Thu 31st of January, 2013 22:05:15 PM

oops.... last sentence should say, he also wrote to add plantar plate repair, L #2. :)

SuperCoder Answered Thu 31st of January, 2013 22:50:20 PM

Yes that what i guessed. Code it to 28285-22 as I mentioned earlier.

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