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talonavicular and calcaneocuboid arthrodesis CPT??

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    We are at a loss. 28705 is talonavicular, calcaneocuboid AND talocalcaneal, so that is more than what our doctor is doing? These are not midtarsal but tarsal bones so I feel uncomfortable coding 28740, besides, can you code 28740 twice? Wouldn't you then code 28730 for multiple? Is there anyone out there who could help? Thank you so much!!!

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    Yes I use 28730 for midtarsal or tarsometatarsal=more than one joint being fused or 28735 if they fuse more than one with an osteotomy. For one midtarsal or tarsometatarsal alone then use 28740 (single joint).
    jdemar, CPC, CMA

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