my dx in op report is: Extensor hallucis longus laceration, left foot.--- tramatic pt dropped knife
Operation was Repair of extensor hallucis longus tendon, left foot, using 2-0 Ethibond
The cpt code I used is 28202 Repair, tendon, flexor, foot; secondary with free graft, each tendon (includes obtaining graft)
and I used dx 892.9 as my primary dx: Open wound of foot except toe(s) alone With tendon involvement
Ins has denied for : A more specific dx is available
any ideas what the more specific dx could be??
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