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    Default hammer toe surgery

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    Hi Fellows,

    Thank you for everyone who is patiently answering questions here and sharing their knowledge. I really appreciate your help.

    This surgery is new to me. What fluoroscopic guidance code can I incorporate with the hammer toe procedure? This is an open procedure (28285). Op-report stated:

    Under fluoroscopy technique, the kwire was drilled through the base of the intermediate phalanx out to the end of the toe retrograded across the proximal phalanx to create an arthodesis.

    Thank you for your feedback.

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    Apr 2007


    76000-TC would be the appropriate code, however it bundles with 28285 and is not separatesly reportable.
    Mary, CPC, CANPC, COSC

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