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Open ITB debridement

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    Hi Everyone

    I hope someone can help with this. My Dr. writes open ITB debridement. I am not sure of the code, any suggestions. Any help will be appreciated.

    Thank you, Cathy

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    itb= iliotibial band?

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    Yes that is correct.

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    I would need to see the actual note in order to suggest something. Can you post the note?

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    The Dr. has not preformed the surgery yet, I need the code for pre-authorization

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathy56 View Post
    The Dr. has not preformed the surgery yet, I need the code for pre-authorization
    the closest I would be able to come would be 27310 then.

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    Cathy
    Our orthopedic Dr wants us to use 27036 stating that iliotibial band is fibers and that in 27036 it best describes the procedure he does.

    Hope this helps.

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    Thank you for all you help.

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