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Use This Elbow Surgery Benchmarking Data as Your Guide When Comparing Fasciotomy Usage
Published on Mon Sep 26, 2005
Medicare data reveals the most frequently reported elbow surgery codes Tally up your practice's elbow surgery code usage and then compare it to national Medicare data for orthopedists, which we-ve compiled for you, based on CMS utilization data for 2003.
The following information represents code utilization reported to Medicare for elbow fasciotomy procedures.
Code Descriptor Percentage in Fasciotomy Category 24350 Fasciotomy, lateral or medial (e.g., tennis elbow or epicondylitis) 22%
24351 - with extensor origin detachment 20%
24352 - with annular ligament resection 3%
24354 - with stripping 3%
24356 - with partial ostectomy 51%
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