AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2014 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Correction of hallux rigidus

Patient with hallux rigidus presents for correction of the right metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) with hemi-implant insertion. Deep incision was made exposing the metatarsal head and base of the proximal phalanx which were resected. A bone rongeur was utilized to remove any osteophytes and smooth rough surfaces. A guide hole was created for the hemi-implant to fit well into the MPJ. Since documentation does not support hallux valgus/ bunion correction being performed, what would be the correct code for this procedure? Also, does the diagnosis of hallux rigidus or hallux limitus impact code selection? ...

To read the full article, sign in and subscribe to the AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS.


The AHA Coding Clinic for HCPCS includes:

  • The official publication for Level I HCPCS (CPT-4 codes) for hospital providers
  • Also specific Level II HCPCS codes for hospitals, physicians and other health professionals
  • Current newsletters added each quarter
  • Full Archives back to 2001
  • Fully searchable through Find-A-Code's Comprehensive Search
  • Codes mentioned in articles are linked to Code Information pages
  • Code Information page link back to related articles
  • View all the articles associated with any code, right from the code page!
Access to this feature is available in the following products:
  • AHA's Coding Clinic® - HCPCS +Archives

free demo
request yours today
pricing
for any budget
sign IN
welcome back!

Thank you for choosing Find-A-Code, please Sign In to remove ads.