you cannot report codes for open wound exploration (20100-20103) if the would is sufficient in size to accomplish the repair and the wound does not need to be enlarged.
using codes from the wound exploration category requires the coder to assess the extent of the procedure.
a needle biopsy is a way of obtaining a piece of tissue out of the body, using a tiny incision, so the tissue can be examined under a microscope by a pathologist . because this biopsy is performed through the skin, it is called a per-cutaneous biopsy.
an orthopedic surgeon cannot report the service of ultrasonic guidance because this is a radiologic procedure, and only a radiologist can report services represented in the radiology section.
codes for arthrodesis include the bone graft and instrumentation, and these cannot be coded separately.
which treatment of a fracture requires the fracture to be exposed to view or opened at a remote site for nailing across the fracture?
exploration, including enlargement;debridement, removal of foreign body(ies), minor vessel ligation, repair.
wound exploration cods have the following service(s) bundled into the codes:
interstitial fluid pressure
insertion of a device into the muscle to measure the pressure within the muscle in monitoring of:
fast becoming the treatment of choice for many orthopedic surgical procedures is what type of procedure?
which of the following flaps describes a bone graft that is taken along with the skin and tissue that overlies the bone?
the restoration of a fracture or dislocation to its normal anatomic alignment by the application of manually applied force is known as:
fracture site is surgically opened and visualized or opened remotely
open treatment of a fracture is when the:
rotating limb while applying pressure
which o the following is not a treatment method for a dislocation?
the code in musculoskeletal system subsection is associated with deep tissue possibly to the bone.
what is the difference between the code for a soft tissue abscess in the musculoskeletal system subsection and the codes for abscess in the integumentary system subsection?