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.