ORIF WITH PERCUTANEOUS PINNING

RebeccaMoney

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First, patient has a right fourth mcp fracture dislocation. Is it a fracture or a dislocation?
Second, do I bill and ORIF (26615)or a percutaneous pinning(26608) for fracture or do I bill percutaneous pinning dislocation ( 26676) or ORIF dislocation (26785)? Thanks,
 

iowagirl77

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If you were to look up the diagnosis under dislocation, it states underneath in the index 'with fracture- see Fracture'. So I would just code it as fracture. With that said, you can then rule out the dislocation CPTs. Whether you choose 26615 or 26608 is dependent upon what was done.
 
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