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Status post ankle fracture

L Posted Sun 01st of March, 2015 14:04:33 PM

How would I code the following:
DIAGNOSIS: Status post ORIF of ankle fracture with displacement, right.

PROCEDURE:
1.Hardware removal, distal tibia, right.
2.Open reduction internal fixation of distal tibia with medial and posterior plate, right.
Thanks!

SuperCoder Answered Mon 02nd of March, 2015 06:02:35 AM

Hi
Thank you for the query.
Code for Hardware removal gets bundled into the ORIF ankle procedure because ORIF of ankle fracture could not had been possible with out hardware removal.
Correct CPT code is 27814.
I hope this information will be helpful.

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