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Hallux Limitus Correction w/ Osteotomy and implant.

Last post 01-26-2010, 9:27 AM by Kevin Honig. 0 replies.
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  •  01-26-2010, 9:27 AM

    Hallux Limitus Correction w/ Osteotomy and implant.

    Hello Everyone,

    I was wondering if I could get some advice on coding a Hallux limitus correction with osteotomy/ resection with implant (screws/ pinning). I have done some research and seem to come across two possibilities.

    First, is to resort to CPT 28899 which is an unlisted procedure code. My issue with this code, is that according to my encoder, ASCs are not allowed to bill for these services.

    Second, is to use code 28293. My problem with this one is within the code description is states "Hallux Valgus (Bunion). The condition being treated in not a bunion.

    Could someone please offer some guidance on this situation? If there are any resources to utilize, that would be great too! Thank you.

    Respectfully Yours,

    Kevin P. Honig, RHIT, CPC
    HIM/ Coding and Compliance Specialist, HIM Student