tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2012 Issue 4

Reader Questions: Choose 28090 for Removing Ganglion Cyst from Foot

Question: The surgeon removed a ganglion cyst that was over the sinus tarsi area of the patient's foot. For the facility, should I report 27630 if he made a subcutaneous incision? Answer: Although 27630 (Excision of lesion of tendon sheath or capsule [e.g., cyst or ganglion], leg and/or ankle) is a valid code for a freestanding or hospital-based facility, it's not your best choice in this situation. Because the cyst was on the patient's foot, choose 28090 (Excision of lesion, tendon, tendon sheath, or capsule [including synovectomy] [e.g., cyst or ganglion]; foot). If you're coding for a...

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