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Oct 3rd, 2011 - llowe

Trimalleolar Fracture

The patient has a trimalleolar fracture. How would you code for an open reduction and internal fixation of the lateral malleolus and a closed reduction of the medial and posterior malleolus? I've read different answers to this scenario, and would like your opinion.

Thank you

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Oct 6th, 2011 - jschmutz   323 

re: Trimalleolar Fracture

Are you asking about the CPT® or ICD9?

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Jan 26th, 2012 -

re: Trimalleolar Fracture

CPT® code please.

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Jan 31st, 2012 -

re: Trimalleolar Fracture

I would use 27822 with a 52 modifier. Closed reduction of a trimalleolar fracture is CPT® 27818 and it's bundled w/27822, so both can't be billed at the same session. The 52 modifier will show that not all components of 27822 were performed.

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