AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Help with codes 28010 & 28011

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Default Help with codes 28010 & 28011

    AAPC: Back to School
    My Ortho provider & I are having a difference of opinion re: 28010/28011. He feels that he should bill 28010 for the first tendon and 28011 times however many additional tendons are repaired. I believe 28010 is meant for a single tendon and if there are multiple tendons repaired then you would use 28011 once. Please help settle our differences!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    You are correct. In the 28011--it doesnt matter if it is two tendons or fifty, you still only use the code once.


  3. #3


    One important thing... these codes are not for "repair", they are meant for tendon release or tenotomy procedures. If your provider is reporting them for repair, then they are undercoding and you might want to bring it to their attention.
    Have Fun!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Default spatch

    Thanks so much for the help...the "repair" term was mine not his. I didn't use the correct term.

Similar Threads

  1. 28010 multiple toes (Medicare patient)
    By Jamie Dezenzo in forum Outpatient Facilities
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 06-07-2010, 07:32 PM
  2. 28010 vs 28011
    By Kmplunkett in forum Podiatry
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-03-2010, 10:23 AM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-08-2010, 06:27 AM
  4. 28010 vs 28011
    By Jamie Dezenzo in forum Outpatient Facilities
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-30-2009, 08:32 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.