AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 8 (August)

Musculoskeletal System (August 2000)

August 2000 page 11 Coding Consultation Musculoskeletal System, 27899 (Q&A) Question What code should I use to report a repair of nonunion of fibula? AMA Comment Since there is no specific CPT code that accurately describes repair of nonunion of fibula, code 27899, Unlisted procedure, leg or ankle, should be reported. When reporting an unlisted code to describe a procedure or service, it will be necessary to submit supporting documentation (eg, procedure report) along with the claim to provide an adequate description of the nature, extent, need for the procedure, time limit, effort, and equipment necessary to provide...

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