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Replantation of Great Toe

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    Greenville SC
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    Medical Coding Books
    Replantation of Toe: I have found the replantation of digits (20816-20827) of the upper limb and foot (20838), but not of the toe.

    Could someone help me out?? this is a tough one....
    Brenda M
    Northern Orthopedics
    Brainerd, MN

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    When you look at the crosscodes for 20822- Replantation, digit, excluding thumb (includes distal tip to sublimis tendon insertion), complete amputation it does show ICD-9 code 895.0 or 895.1 so you can consider a toe a digit also. Any other suggestions?

    Susan, CPC-H

  3. #3
    Greenville SC
    In the description of Coding Companion for Orthopeadics it states for 1 of the 4 "fingers" Also under the catagory of upper limb...maybe use a dump code with this as comparison? That is all I can think of
    Northern Orthopedics
    Brainerd, MN

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