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Need Help Coding Exostectomy of Distal Phalanx

  1. Default Need Help Coding Exostectomy of Distal Phalanx
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    Can anyone help me with finding a code? The doctor used a high speed rotating burr to perform an exostectomy of condyle spurs on the third toe, distal phalanx. I can't use 11752 - he didn't excise the tuft. I like 28124 but he didn't excise any bone, just exostosis. Can't use 28153 - din't excise the condyle.

    28108 looks like the closest ...exostosis isn't a cyst or tumor ...but....anyone have any thoughts? I'd sure appreciate any input.

    Thank you for your help.


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    Albany, New York
    In this scenario, I would code 28108
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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    Thank you.

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