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Hammer Toe Screw removal

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    Looking for advice on screw removal for hammer toes. The patient has surgery elsewhere & our doc took out 3 screws. 20670 seems correct but since 3 screws involved, would we bill x 3? Any suggestions helpful

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    I use 20680 (because it goes into bone) and 996.40 for dx.

    If the surgeon removes all 3 from the same incision, I only code it once. (If anyone out there codes it 3x if done through the same incision, could you give a link/reference saying that they are supposed to be coded seperately if done through the same incision? thanks!)

    Hope that helps.

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    I agree with the above post - 20680 x 1 if all done through the same incision.

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