Dupuytrens

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Operation states: Resection Dupuytrens cords of long, ring, & small fingers & palm.

I am not sure if I should code 26121 or 26123, 26125 for the following:

... incisions were marked over the ring finger which would satisfactorily expose the small and long finger cords. The palmar fibrosis was dissected, the neurovascular bundles in the interspaces and intermetacarpal spaces were dissected with loupe magnification & littler scissors. The interstices and intervening fibrous tissue was dissected into the interspaces of the metacarpals & resected along the long, ring and small finger rays.

thanks for any imput.
Sheila, CPC
 
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Operation states: Resection Dupuytrens cords of long, ring, & small fingers & palm.

I am not sure if I should code 26121 or 26123, 26125 for the following:

... incisions were marked over the ring finger which would satisfactorily expose the small and long finger cords. The palmar fibrosis was dissected, the neurovascular bundles in the interspaces and intermetacarpal spaces were dissected with loupe magnification & littler scissors. The interstices and intervening fibrous tissue was dissected into the interspaces of the metacarpals & resected along the long, ring and small finger rays.

thanks for any imput.
Sheila, CPC

Hi there,

CPT 26123 is the way to go here. 26121 is for the palm only and it definitely sounds like your surgery included the fingers as well. So, 26123 for the long, 26125 for the ring, and 26125 for the small. At least, this is the way I would code it.

Have a great day!
 
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