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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Query Provider on Ganglion Cyst Procedure

Question: An established patient with a history of wrist issues reports to the orthopedist with a “lump” on her right wrist which, after a level-two evaluation and management (E/M) service, the orthopedist removes. Final notes indicate she made an incision near the wrist joint, isolated the wound (ganglion), and removed it using a scalpel. I’m sure this is a ganglion [...]