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    Default CPT help - I need some help with the following

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    I need some help with the following Op note please:

    DX: 1) S/P MVR / CABG
    2) Sternal Nonunion

    Procedure: 1) Bilateral pectoralis major flaps
    2) Sternal Plating

    I think the CPT for Flaps is 15734 however I am having trouble with the sternal plating code.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by ank3t; 10-07-2016 at 06:48 AM.

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    I am still hoping that someone on this forum can help me with this ?!?!

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    Look at CPT 21825 - CPT code description does not specify that if has to be a traumatic fracture. In my opinion, if I'm understanding your documentation, the nonunion is result of therapeutic fracture for MVR/CABG procedure. This code is separately billable with 15734 per NCCI edits. As a last resort you could use the unlisted 21899.

    Julie, CPC
    Last edited by jdrueppel; 02-26-2009 at 09:09 PM. Reason: spelling correction

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