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...

CPT Coding for Foot Procedures

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....

Tips & Expertise: CPT Coding for Foot Procedures

Q: Why does CPT Assistant recommend for a scarf osteotomy, but then has “scarf” listed as an eponym for 28295?A: The scarf osteotomy refers to the shape of the cut, so could be reported with either code depending on where the cut is made on the MT. Q: Is modifier 59...