ligament release

LTibbetts

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I have an op note where the physician released the carpal tunnel ligament but then he also released the trigger finger on the same hand. Do I code the 26055 with a -59 or is it not needed? If it is not needed, then why?
 

mbort

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you will code the 64721 and 26055 w/F modifier. 59 modifier is not needed because the 26055 does not bundle with 64721 even though its possible that they did thesethrough the same incision, there are different procedures.

Hope this helps :)
Mary, CPC, COSC
 
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