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Manage How You Apply Finger Modifiers

Question: How do I code the procedures when our surgeon corrected two trigger fingers during the same date of service? Nebraska Subscriber Answer: Start with 26055 (Tendon sheath incision [e.g., for trigger finger]), then decide how to apply the correct modifiers. Options include:   Report the appropriate finger modifiers (FA-F4 for left hand and F5-F9 for right hand)   Report LT (Left [...]