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Help....-I have 28308

  1. Question Help....-I have 28308
    Medical Coding Books
    Hello all,

    Dx: Metatarsalgia, rt 2nd
    Procedure: 2nd metatarsal osteotomy, right

    I have 28308 w/ screw placement then goes on to say

    "There was still a slight medial angulation here, therefore, an incision was made at the lateral metatarsalphalangeal jt capsule and the lateral metatarsalphalangeal jt capsule was overlapped and sutured w/ 3-0 Vicryl. This cinched up the capsule laterally and balanced the medial lateral deformity.

    Would this also be 28270 or would this bundle in the primary procedure?

    I see this time to time and question it...thanks for any help!

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    Default 28308
    I'm not sure you can add 28270 because the description for 28308 is Osteotomy, with or without lengthening, shortening or "angular correction".

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