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Code repair non union calcaneus

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    I need a code for a repair non union calcaneus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrhode View Post
    I need a code for a repair non union calcaneus.
    28320 Repair, nonunion or malunion; tarsal bones (this includes the calcaneus, one of the tarsal bones.)
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajs View Post
    28320 Repair, nonunion or malunion; tarsal bones (this includes the calcaneus, one of the tarsal bones.)
    I agree with 28320, that one is a bit confusing as many people are not aware that the calcanus is included in the tarsal bones.


    Daniel McMahan, CPC
    Caromont Medical Group

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    Thank you! that does make since after reading the description in the code.

  5. Exclamation Repair of subluxating peroneal tendon
    Also in this same surgery looking for a code for repair of subluxation peroneal tendon? Any suggestions?

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    how was this fixed?
    Angelica Stephens RHIT, CPMA, COSC, CCS-P, CPC, COC.
    Albuquerque, NM

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    The op report says that... Two drill holes were then placed in the fibula tendons was grasped with FiberWire passing through in a mattress fashion and tying it down. This reduced the subluxed peroneal external tendon as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrhode View Post
    The op report says that... Two drill holes were then placed in the fibula tendons was grasped with FiberWire passing through in a mattress fashion and tying it down. This reduced the subluxed peroneal external tendon as well.
    Try looking at 27675.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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