Hematoma removal during ORIF bimalleolar ankle fracture

lizzardb

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If the surgeon does an ORIF of a bimalleolar ankle fracture and removes a hematoma before reducing the medial malleolar fracture, can I bill 27603 (Incision and drainage, leg and ankle; deep abscess or hematoma) with the 27814 (Open treatment of bimalleolar ankle fracture)? Or is it overkill?

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