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Trigger finger & exc mass

Karen Posted Thu 26th of March, 2015 12:45:48 PM

Left ring finger trigger release 26055 and exc mass flexor tendon sheath same finger using a Bruner incision. These codes are bundled, wasn't sure if I could do with modfier 59 and finger modifiers also.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 27th of March, 2015 05:06:44 AM

26160- Excision of lesion of tendon sheath or joint capsule (eg, cyst, mucous cyst, or ganglion), hand or finger and 26055- tendon sheath incision (eg, for trigger finger).
Code 26055 is a column 2 code for 26160, but a modifier is allowed in order to differentiate between the services provided. Use modifier 59 with code 26055 and finger modifier as well.

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