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Orthopedic Coding Alert

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Pinpoint Triceps Repair Code Options Here

Question:  How should I code a triceps repair? Should I use the biceps code (24342), or go with an unlisted procedure code?
Michigan Subscriber Answer: You can use 24342 (Reinsertion of ruptured biceps or triceps tendon, distal, with or without tendon graft). This code specifies the reinsertion of ruptured biceps or triceps, distal end. Orthopedic surgeons always repair [...]


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