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Peggy M

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Is anyone out there using the Topaz microdibrider? I am wondering what everyone is using for a code. He is doing the achilles tendon in the OR, just wondering what code would you use 27606?
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Jamie Dezenzo

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CPT ASST 09/29/2009

Surgery

Musculoskeletal System

Question

What is the appropriate code to report when the -TOPAZ device is used to perform a procedure?

Answer

The TOPAZ MicroDebrider is a tool which utilizes Coblation® technology to perform a small incision in the fascia and is considered an alternative to the use of standard surgical instruments such as scalpels, low frequency electrocautery, and so forth. This technology enables the microdebridement of soft tissue present within the tendons of the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle and foot. Because the TOPAZ MicroDebrider is a tool and not a procedure, code selection will depend on the service performed, and the specific anatomy involved, as it can be used on different parts of the body. The appropriate code should be selected based on the definitive procedure being performed as described in the code descriptor.
 
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