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Coding Tophi Removal

by Dr. Michael Warshaw, DPM, CPC

“I am having trouble finding an appropriate code to bill for a procedure to remove tophaceous material at a toe. The location was the left 2nd toe. This was performed in the office and a digital block was utilized to obtain anesthesia at the toe. Using a 3mm dermal curette, approximately 1 mL of tophaceous material was removed and a sterile gauze dressing applied. I planned to use ICD-10 M1A-0721. What CPT would be appropriate in this situation?”
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Struggling with Strapping

by Dr. Michael Warshaw, DPM, CPC

“Can CPT code 29580 (strapping – Unna’s boot) be used for ICD code M65.871(2) in lieu of CPT code 29540? If not, what is the best ICD 10 code for CPT 29580?”
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Coding Pearls: Floating Toe Diagnosis Code

by Dr. Michael G. Warshaw, DPM, CPC

“I have a patient with a hereditary floating 2nd toe, secondary to joint instability and contracture of the extensor tendon and capsular tissue. I have decided that the most appropriate surgical procedures for the correction of this situation are a V-Y skin-plasty and an extensor tendon lengthening and are coded with CPT code 14040 and CPT code 28234, respectively. However, the ICD code M20.5×2 (Other deformities of toe(s) (acquired), left foot) does not seem to be listed as a potential diagnosis for the above CPT codes. Please help!”
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