AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 3 (March)

Musculoskeletal System (March 2000)

March 2000 page 11 Coding Consultation Musculoskeletal System, 27758, 27784 (Q&A) Question When there are fractures of the tibial shaft and fibula, and open treatment with fixation is performed on both bones, should I report both 27758 and 27784? AMA Comment No, it would not be appropriate to report 27784 in addition to 27758. CPT code 27758, Open treatment of tibial shaft fracture, (with or without fibular fracture) with plate/screws, with or without cerclage, includes open treatment of a fibular fracture. The description "with or without fibular fracture" means any fracture treatment performed on the fibular fracture. Musculoskeletal...

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