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...

Hand Surgery Coding in CPT

“Hands are the levers of influence on the world that make intelligence worth having” – Steven Pinker Our hands may the the body part we most take for granted relative to their importance to our existence and our day-to-day activities.  They are amazingly intricate and...