• 2019 Update to Arthroereisis Coding

    August 2019

    In 2018 the definition for Category III code 0335T read “extra-osseous” subtalar joint implant for talotarsal stabilization.  With many of the implants that we use for fracture treatment the screws are placed within the bone (intra-osseous) whereas an extra-osseous implant is placed outside of the bone and when used in the application of talotarsal stabilization the implant is placed into the sinus tarsi.

    In 2019 the AMA determined that they would modify code 0335T to read – Insertion of sinus tarsi implant because this code description better identifies the area into which the implant is being placed.  This type of

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