tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2018 Issue 6

ICD-10 Coding: Learn the Basics of Hammer Toe Coding Using this Guide

Know rigid or flexible, acquired or congenital, for accurate Dx documentation. It’s a common, and all-too-painful, condition. But because hammer toe can have different etiologies and manifestations, coding for it isn’t always as straightforward as you’d think. So, read through this guide to help set your hammer toe diagnosis coding straight. And once you’ve learned how to code it correctly, keep reading to learn how to report the correct surgical CPT® code. Zero in on the Basics of Hammer Toe Your toes two through five have two joints, and hammer toe is a bend in...

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