tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2014 Issue 3
You Be the Coder: Understanding What 28730 Can Encompass
Question: The podiatrist completed first metatarsal-cuneiform arthrodesis (lapidus not for bunion correction). It was followed by a naviculo-cuneiform arthrodesis. A screw was inserted from the medial cuneiform to the base of the second metatarsal for a Lisfranc arthrodesis. Should I code the lapidus and naviculo-cuneiform arthrodesis procedures under 28737? Should I also use the code 28615 to cover the Lisfranc portion? Kentucky Subscriber Answer: In this kind of treatment plan it is a good idea to report the procedure as a single plan and code it as 28730 (Arthrodesis, midtarsal or tarsometatarsal, multiple or transverse) since the code...
To read the full article, sign in and subscribe to tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert.