rib plating CPT

CPT Code 21811, CPT Code 21812 and CPT Code 21813


For CY 2015, the CPT Editorial Panel deleted CPT code 21810 (Treatment of rib fracture requiring external fixation (flail chest)) and replaced it with three CPT codes 21811, CPT 21812 and CPT 21813, to report internal fixation of rib fracture. The full description for these three New CPT codes are as follows;

CPT 21811 Open treatment of rib plating CPT fracture(s) with internal fixation, includes thoracoscopic visualization when performed, unilateral; 1-3 ribs


CPT 21812 Open treatment of rib plating CPT fracture(s) with internal fixation, includes thoracoscopic visualization when performed, unilateral; 4-6 ribs

CPT 21813 Open treatment of rib plating CPT fracture(s) with internal fixation, includes thoracoscopic visualization when performed, unilateral; 7 or more ribs

See also complete list of CPT code Changes for CY 2015

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