AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 9 (September)

Lesser Metatarsophalangeal Joint Implant (Q & A) (September 2011)

Septempber 2011 page 12 Lesser Metatarsophalangeal Joint Implant Question: What is the proper code to report a lesser meta-tarsophalangeal joint arthroplasty involving the insertion of an implant? Answer: There currently is no CPT code that describes a lesser metatarsophalangeal joint arthroplasty with implant. The correct code to report this procedure is code 28899, Unlisted procedure, foot or toes. It is inappropriate to substitute the hand code (26531), regardless of how closely it approximates the foot procedure. Lesser Metatarsophalangeal Joint Implant (Q & A) (September 2011). CPT® Assistant. 2011; Septempber 2011 page 12 ...

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