closed reduction(small finger) plus open (ring finger)

RebeccaMoney

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Description: A closed reduction was attempted. There was no mobility of the ring or small finger MTC fractures. I elected to procedd with closed treatment of the small finger MTC nect. Due to the inability to maintain a closed reduction, an open reduction was then performed on the ring finger. I elected to proceed with a single K-wire fixation through the extensor tendon through the meacarpal.
Can I charge for both of the procedures? Please advise. Thank you,
 

fltbaroque

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In that case, yes you can bill the closed procedure for the small finger and the open procedure for the ring finger. 26605 is a column 2 for 26615, so it would require a 59 or XS modifier (depending on payor).
 
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