CPT Coding for Procedures on the Foot and Toes

The foot is a complex and intricate part of the human body.  Did you know, your  foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles? Our feet, in general, are one of the most used and abused parts of our bodies.  They are our natural shock absorbers, with each...

Tips & Expertise: Hand Surgery Coding in PCS

Q:  How do you code a “completion amputation”, where a traumatic amputation of the finger is cut back further and then closed up?A:  It depends on how much tissue was removed, at what level, and how it’s documented. If a rongeur was used to just smooth off the bone...