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Coding for hammertoe correction and sesamoid planing separately can be complicated enough, but when the podiatrist has to combine the procedures, it can leave even the most experienced coders bewildered.
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The podiatrist at a practice sees a patient -- with history of chronic sesamoiditis (733.99) of the right metatarsophalangeal joint and hammertoe (right third and fourth toes) -- for hammertoe correction and sesamoid planing of the metatarsophalangeal joint. The operative report indicates that only 40-50 percent of the sesamoid bone was removed. What should you report?
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CPT 2013 Podiatry UpdateTis that time of year. Check out the latest CPT information to make sure your podiatry practice is up to date.
Podiatry Coding & BillingMedicare can get specific about podiatry guidelines of policies. Not only do you have to follow them, but you may find your podiatry’s scope of practice limited. Find out more.
Top Notch Wound Care Tips for the Podiatry CoderYou know you have multiple ways to code for wound care ... and many ways to get denied too. You have it especially tough since such a high percentage of your claims deal with wound care interventions -- not to mention underlying factors, such as diabetes.
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