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Old 10-11-2012, 11:14 AM
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Is this the correct cpt for this procedure? There was a visit performed prior to this which is what prompted the decision for surgery.

Patient was brought to operating room. A longitudinal incision was made medially and laterally. Medially, the medial and superficial compartments were incised and relaxed laterally the anterior and deep compartment.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:04 PM
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Sounds like a component seperation, CPT 15734 which is done left, right, or bilateral. I would ask your doctor if this is a component seperation.

Anna Barnes, CPC, CEMC, CGSCS
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:35 PM
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good point...thanks for taking the time to respond and give some insight and input on this
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