CPT for peroneus brevis tendon debridement

DX:  Split tear in peroneus brevis tendon

Procedure:  Peroneus tendon debridement and extensive debridement peroneal tendon sheath

The intent was repair but op note says "The tear was not full thickness and due to its location at the perimeter of the tendon I made the decision to debride this tear instead of repair it"

Provider has billed 27658 but no repair was done.  Should this be billed with mod 52 or is there a better code?

Any help is greatly appreciated!


  • I think modifier 52 is reasonable, or you can bill unlisted and compare to 27680.
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