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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Op Note:
If Hand Surgery Dissection Isn't 'Unusual,' Don't Append Modifier 22

Tip: Lump the exploration of the radial or ulnar arteries in with the global service. Little-known fact: You can’t automatically code additional procedures when your surgeon documents an artery exploration and dissection during hand surgery. Dissection of a mass from an artery or nerve is included in the mass excision codes and is not separately reportable. Check out the following [...]

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