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    Default LT/RT or Toe Modifier?

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    "Attention was next directed to the left second, third, and fourth rays where a Z-Plasty tendon lengthenings were performed at the metatarsophalangeal joint levels dropping the toes into rectus alignment."

    I am using code 28234.

    I wish to use the LT/RT modifiers since he says it was done at the MPJ. However someone else is saying perhaps the toe modifiers are what I should be using.

    Any opinions/documentation one way or the other would be great.

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    I use toes.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thumbs up toes/lt rt

    IS THIS PROCEDURE FOR HAMMER TOE REPAIR OF T1 T2 T3?
    OR TREATMENT OF FLAT FOOT?
    iF HAMMER TOE REPAIR THE TENDON Z PLASTY MAY BE BUNDLED.
    HARD TO SAY WITHOUT COMPLETE OP REPORT.
    IF NOT TREATING EACH TOE , USE SITE OF FOOT LT/RT.
    TA-T9 USED FOR TOES ( HAMMER TOE TREATMENT )
    GOOD LUCK

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    Metatarsophalangeal would indicate toes. I code for a foot specialist and he confirmed this.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    It was for hammertoe. Thank you so much for advising. I will go with the toe modifiers.

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