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Is The Buttocks Considier Posterior Trunk Or Extremy Codes

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    we are trying to find the documentation to support ours before we dispute it...we all agree its the posterior trunk....just trying to find out if we are off base

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    even the CPT codes - say for lesion removal - "include" the buttocks in the truck area ....etc...and rebeccas links - perfect - AND, I agree with mbort - if they argue - ask for their informational proof -
    and then share it with all of us -
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    i would say it's not trunk. when i look at codes 682.5 and 682.2, they give buttocks it's own code and they do not combine it with "trunk".?

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    Well...then we can agree that it's a matter of interpretation. I've asked a couple of providers, with different specialties, and received the same opinion. In either case, I think the original poster does have a leg to stand on (no pun intended).

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    lol....funny rebecca

    I'd still say CPT procedure code"wise" it'll fall under the "trunk" - ICD-9 dx code"wise" ...it's definitely more specified as to site... for some codes - in that area, 682.xx it's even specific as leg, except foot - foot, except toes....etc.....

    GOOD MORNING !
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    The buttock is considered part of the pelvis. Please see ICD9 Dx code 215.6.

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