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    Default new coder needs help with PIP reduction - I need opinions for CPT and ICD9

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    I need opinions for CPT and ICD9 codes for reduction of PIP joint dislocation. The radiology report states "there is a complete dislocation of the proximal interphalangeal joint. A small, fracture fragment is visualized involving the head of the proximal phalanx, may represent a small fracture".

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
    Last edited by ank3t; 10-06-2016 at 06:42 AM.

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    We would need the documentation for the reduction. You can't code that service based on the radiology report.

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