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what code I can use for right second toe deformity correction?

Jennifer Posted Wed 12th of December, 2012 20:28:54 PM

The description says dr put a pin to correct de deformity. Can I use "28285"?

SuperCoder Answered Thu 13th of December, 2012 22:28:14 PM

I need a broad description enough to get me into a right code for you. Please provide and the Dx suggested by the physician.

Thanks

Jennifer Posted Fri 14th of December, 2012 14:10:17 PM

Under fluoroscopic the drill holes were made and the pin was measured so as not to violate the proximal interphalangeal joint. the pin was then cut and the claw toe deformity was corrected with the nail facing upwards held in position with the pin.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 14th of December, 2012 21:34:14 PM

Use the same codes for claw toe surgery as you do for hammertoe: 28285 (Correction, hammertoe [e.g., interphalangeal fusion, partial or total phalangectomy]).The tendon transfer is usually bundled into the procedure, so your carrier may not allow you to bill separately for it.

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