• If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ & read the forum rules. To view all forums, post or create a new thread, you must be an AAPC Member. If you are a member and have already registered for member area and forum access, you can log in by clicking here. If you've forgotten your username or password use our password reminder tool. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
  • We're introducing new features and a new look to make the forums easier to use and more valuable to you. See what's new and let us know what you think!

CPT for removal via debridement of the quad tendon?

Orthocoderpgu

True Blue
Local Chapter Officer
Messages
853
Location
Salt Lake North
Best answers
0
Patient has calcium buildup in the quad tendon. Doc opened the area and debrided the calcifications out. What code do you use for this?

27328 vs 27372 or another code?

Any suggestions would be helpful. I have not seen this before.
 

lulu69

Contributor
Messages
13
Location
Spokane
Best answers
0
Open Quad tendon debridement without repair

I have a note written in my Coding Companion
Open Quad debridement w/out repair: 27385 with modifier 52. Since it was debrided and not repaired, add mod 52 for reduced services.

Here is the link to Super Coder:
https://www.supercoder.com/my-ask-an-expert/topic/quadriceps-tendon-debridement

I print and tape all of my research into my coding companions. It gives you a leg to stand on for an explanation.
Hope this helps?

Lawonna
 
Top