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Distal Amputation

L Posted Sun 05th of June, 2016 21:21:01 PM
How would I code the following: Distal amputation, left index finger. PROCEDURE: 1.Irrigation and debridement, skin, subcutaneous tissue, bone, and excision nail matrix tissue, index. 2.Left closure. Thank you!
SuperCoder Answered Mon 06th of June, 2016 06:38:52 AM
Hi, Cpt code 26951 seems more appropriate for amputation of finger or thumb with modifier F1.
L Posted Mon 20th of June, 2016 07:43:00 AM
Should this be 26951?
SuperCoder Answered Tue 21st of June, 2016 08:10:29 AM
hi, Yes, Correct cpt is 26951-LT. Thanks

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