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    My podiatrist just started treating a baby with clubfoot. He is using the Ponseti Method. Another podiatrist told him he could bill for closed reduction. He will be recasting every week for 5 weeks, will do a tenotomy and the final cast.

    I had told him previously we would only code for the casting 29450/50 for each visit (with the 58 modifier on the 2nd-5th visits) and then the sx. Can someone help me out with this?

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    Milwaukee WI

    Default 29450

    I agree with you ... this is how our Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons code these cases. BUT ... you should not need a -58 modifier as 29450 has a "0" day global period.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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