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CR Perc Pinning Toe

jmkitchen

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I must be blind! Is there a CPT code for closed reduction, percutaneous pinning of a toe OTHER THAN a great toe???
 

jmkitchen

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I looked at that but how do I account for the percutaneous pinning? (I'm feeling really dense today for some reason! :eek:)
 

nrichard

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Sorry this was were 3M was leading me and I read the descriptor wrong.

look at 28496 very closely, it's for the great toe, phalanx or phalanges.

"percutaneous skeletal fixation of fracture great toe, phalanx or phalanges, with manipulation".
 

jmkitchen

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Yup! Looked at that one too, but this is how my EncoderPro describes this code:

The physician treats a fracture of the big toe involving one or both of the bones without open surgery but with pin fixation through the skin and manipulation of the fractures.
 

nrichard

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My take on Encoder just from seeing other posts on this forum, is that it's not alway correct. My take would be to go w/ CPT. I have 3M and look where that led me? Otherwise, I'd have to say use the unlisted code (yuck, no one wants that) but I really do feel CPT is correct.
 
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