AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2016 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning of the fifth toe

Patient with displaced fracture of the proximal phalanx of the right fifth toe presents for closed reduction and percutaneous pinning. Traction was applied and the displacement was slightly improved. The K-wire was inserted and utilized to manipulate the head of the phalanx. X-rays showed an improvement in the alignment of the proximal phalanx. The pin was cut short and bent and a dressing was applied. Would CPT codes 28515 be the correct code for the closed reduction and 28899 be the correct code for the percutaneous pinning? ...

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