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Auto Amputate toe

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    Doc goes to Nursing home @ the request of staff. Pt has toes that are auto amputating and malodorous. MD comes in and looks at the toe. Decision is made to remove what is left ( hanging by a tendon). Code 28810 talks about going thru bone, however bone is already gone. He takes a scalpel blade and cuts the tendon w/o complications. What code should I use. Thanks in advance.
    Karen Barron, CPC
    Hampton New Hampshire Chapter

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    28810-52 Is my guess. What do you think?

    Melissa-CPC

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    We would reduce it because the bone is already gone. Sounds ok but is it correct?
    Karen Barron, CPC
    Hampton New Hampshire Chapter

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