Amputations

The doctor did an amputation of right 1st metatarsal head and ulcer excision. Patient had already previously had the toe amputated. What CPT code would be used? The only amputation code for the metatarsal includes the toe.

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  • edited May 2017
    I haven't come across that personally, but it seems this might be a time to use modifier -52 for reduced services

    Michelle Suitor, CPC
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