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Emelia Posted Thu 21st of March, 2013 15:43:58 PM

My Dr. performed this surgery
MCPcontracture of right index, middle, ring, and small fingers.
Symptomatic suture on the extensor side of the right ring finger PIP joint.

code 26520x4,26445,26340. I'am getting and edit that code 26445 is bundled into 26340. How can I code it.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 25th of March, 2013 20:55:40 PM

Infact Code 26340 is a column 2 code for 26520 as per the current CCI and you wont code it separately.Carrier watch: The code descriptor states "each joint," so you can report 26340 for multiple joints of a single digit your physician manipulates. Whether you'll be paid for each manipulation depends on your carrier. Some payers also might deny your claim if you submit finger joint manipulations as units instead of individual line items. Check your local guidelines before filing.

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