Finger Amputation

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Dr. did a right small finger amputation and a amputation of left ring finger. I ran the code 26951 through claims scrubber and it says this code is only payble with 1 unit. I tried XS modifier and 50 modifier. What am I missing?
 

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26951, Amputation, finger or thumb, primary or secondary, any joint or phalanx, single, including neurectomies, with direct closure.

Use the finger modifiers, F9 and F3.
 

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Dr. did a right small finger amputation and a amputation of left ring finger. I ran the code 26951 through claims scrubber and it says this code is only payble with 1 unit. I tried XS modifier and 50 modifier. What am I missing?
Keep in mind that a claim scrubber is a tool and needs to be used that way. Something is off here. Code 26951 has an MUE of 8 which makes sense anatomically. Since these were performed on fingers I would use the F9 and F3 as Sharon has suggested.
 
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