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Repair of Intracapsular ankle ligament

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    any ideas on what code would best fit this procedure? I can't seem to locate anything.

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    katie

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    27695 Repair, primary, dirupted ligament, ankle; collateral
    or 27696 both collateral legaments
    or 27698 Repair secondary, disrupted ligament, ankle, collateral (eg Wastson-Jones procedure)

    The components of the collateral ligament are often affected in sprained ankle type injuries, Code 27695 reports first time repair of a disrupted collateral ligament. Report 27696 for repair to more tha one collateral ligament.
    Tammy Hulsey-Ferguson, CPC
    Past President AAPC Wichita, KS Local Chapter

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