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Finger joint manipulation under general anesthesia

Bobbie Posted Thu 19th of November, 2015 18:00:43 PM

The surgeon performed manipulation of 12 joints in 4 fingers in the right hand under general anesthesia. What's the correct way of billing this many units of CPT 26340 (3 joints per each finger).

Thank you

BG

SuperCoder Answered Fri 20th of November, 2015 07:32:40 AM

Thanks for your query,

Correct way to code this scenario:
26340-F6, 26340-XS-F6 x 2
26340-F7, 26340-XS-F7 x 2
26340-F8, 26340-XS-F8 x 2
26340-F9, 26340-XS-F9 x 2

Make sure to attach operative report with the claim form to justify the procedure and to eliminate the risk of reduction in dollar value.

Bobbie Posted Fri 20th of November, 2015 12:00:32 PM

This is very helpful. Thank you very much.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 23rd of November, 2015 00:05:32 AM

Happy to help!

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