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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Forearm:

3 Steps Help You Complete Compartment Syndrome CPT® Codes

Hint: Compartment and debridement dictate the right code. When treating compartment syndrome in the forearm, your surgeon’s work may include longitudinal exposures and incising the fascia to perform a fasciotomy, during which the surgeon inspects the muscle and nerve and excises any necrotic tissue. Applying the right codes depends on accurately retracing these procedure steps. Use the advice that follows [...]