tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2013 Issue 5

Podiatry: Stamp Out Heel Spur Treatment Denials With These 3 Checkpoints

Don’t miss your chance to add other services to the claim. You’re likely familiar with the two main codes for heel spur excision, depending on the exact procedure performed: ·         28119 (Ostectomy, calcaneus for spur, with or without plantar fascial release) if the surgeon excises a calcaneal spur, regardless of whether he makes release incisions on the stressed or irritated plantar fascia ·         28118 (Ostectomy, calcaneus) when the surgeon removes a part of the calcaneus. If you report one of these...

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