Hammering out coding challenges

By Teri A. Gatchel, MBA

Four steps to accurate coding for hammer toes and bunion procedures

More than 100 procedures have been described for treating hammer toes in conjunction with bunion procedures (Fig. 1). Coding is challenging due to the complexity, methods of treatment, and reimbursement policies for each payor. But the following four steps can help ensure accurate coding and reimbursement for these procedures.

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