manipulation fingers -coded with trigger finger

dbykov

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Trigger finger realease of F7,F8,F9 fingers and manipulation under anesth done to the same fingers( MP,PIP,DIP joints-total nine joints)
Can manipulation be coded with trigger finger procedure ?
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dbykow

According to the AAOS Global Data, the answer would be no. I have copied and pasted what is global and what is not.

12. incision of tendon sheath (eg, 26020)
13. tenolysis and/or tenosynovectomy of flexor tendon(s) (eg, 26145, 26440,
26442)
14. joint manipulation (eg, 26340)
15. release of palmar fascia (eg, 26040, 26045, 26121-26125)
16. first annular pulley release
17. excision of lesion of tendon sheath (eg, 26160)

Intraoperative services not included in the global service package, when indicated:

1. supplies and medication (eg, codes 99070, HCPCS Level II codes)
2. complicated wound closure (eg, application of wound vacuum device to open wound) or closure requiring local or distant flap coverage and/or skin graft, when appropriate (eg, 13160, 14000-14350, 15000-15400, 15570-15776)
3. insertion, removal, or exchange of nonbiodegradable drug delivery implants (eg, 11981-11983)

I hope this helps:)

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