Fast Coder vs. Physician Coder vs. Multispecialty Coder  |  Compare & SaveLearn More!

Regular Price: $24.95

Ask an Expert Starting at $24.95

Have a medical coding question? Get definitive answers from TCI SuperCoder's Ask an Expert.

Browse Past Questions By Specialty

+View all
Maybritt Posted 4 month(s) ago
Regarding Repair of a Scaphoid for a Nonunion of the wrist 25440. Our edit shows 25430 as being bundled with 25440. However, Medicare states modifier 59 can be used. Under what circumstances can we unbundle these two codes?
SuperCoder Posted 4 month(s) ago

In the given scenario, CPT code 25430 would be included in 25440; as the insertion of vascular pedicle into carpal bone was performed for scaphoid bone non-union itself.

Note: The indications for pedicle VBG for scaphoid problems include non-union.

 

If the insertion of vascular pedicle procedure was performed on some other carpal bone(s) other than scaphoid bone, then it would have been billed separately.

Posted by Maybritt, 4 month(s). There are 2 posts. The latest reply is from SuperCoder.

Related Topics