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    Default Help with surgery

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    The Doctor states he removed a K-Wire from the fourth toe, then proceeded to place K-wire and a pin percutaneously in the same toe, I could really use some help on a CPT code for this, The Dx that the Doctor had written was a hammertoe and a removal of K-wires.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    If hammertoe was the preoperative dx then do not use that, the is a V code for fitting and adjustment which should work , but I am curious as to why he removed the wire and then inserted a new wire, is this due to some complication which would be the dx instead?

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    The Doctor never cited a complication, any ideas on a cpt code would be appreciated ???

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    Apr 2007


    can you post the note for this case? Somethings not clicking here
    Mary, CPC, CANPC, COSC

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