Tips & Expertise: ICD-10-PCS for Podiatry

Q: How is a double osteotomy bunionectomy coded? Does it require more than one code? A: The intent of a double osteotomy is to make two cuts in the bone – either two in the metatarsal head or one in the metatarsal head and one in the proximal phalanx – to correct...

Coding Foot Procedures in ICD-10-PCS

Digging Into HIM & Coding Blog When was the last time you really thought about the marvel that is your foot?  The human foot is composed of 26 bones, 33 joints, and what seems like endless tendons and ligaments.  The number of body parts alone make coding...

Coding Foot Procedures in CPT

Digging Into HIM & Coding Blog Anyone who has coded or attempted to code for procedures on the foot and toes has no doubt discovered the complexities of the CPT codes. It’s impossible to code for them without a thorough understanding of foot and toe anatomy....