Finger contracture manipulation

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My provider manipulated a patient's finger PIP and DIP joints with just a digital block in-office. Would this be billed as unlisted or is it not billable? Thank you.

"PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Contracture left ring finger PIP joint post dislocation.
PROCEDURE: Manipulation PIP and DIP joints.
ANESTHESIA: 1% Lidocaine digital block.
After induction of satisfactory anesthesia, the hand was prepped and draped in a sterile fashion. The PIP joint was manipulated almost to full extension and the DIP joint to range of motion to about 70 degrees. Good flexion was maintained."
 

amyjph

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Is it currently dislocated or did that happen a long time ago and now it's contracted? Because I would venture to use closed treatment of dislocation 26770.
Or you could consider 26340-52 and use the 52 since they didn't do "under anesthesia".
Did you check CPT Assistant?
 
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