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DeQuervain's

L Posted Sun 31st of January, 2016 23:23:17 PM

How would I code the following:
DIAGNOSIS: Left first dorsal compartment tendinitis (deQuervain’s) and accompanying retinacular cyst.

PROCEDURE: Left first dorsal compartment release, limited extensor tenosynovectomy, and excision of retinacular cyst, first dorsal compartment.
Thanks!

SuperCoder Answered Mon 01st of February, 2016 01:07:28 AM

DIAGNOSIS: Left first dorsal compartment tendinitis (deQuervain’s) and accompanying retinacular cyst = M65.4 and M67.442

PROCEDURE:
1. Left first dorsal compartment release, limited extensor tenosynovectomy = CPT 25000-LT.
For excision of retinacular cyst, you cannot report it separately with CPT code 25000, as it was performed on the very same tendon and in very same dorsal compartment.

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