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  1. #1
    Default 25447
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    I've posed this question before, but am still groping around for an appropriate way to code this.

    The doctor is performing the above referenced procedure but without the tendon transplantation/transfer. He finishes the procedure by percutaneously placing a K-wire through the thumb metacarpal into the adjacent metacarpal.

    I'm thinking of using 25447 alone (without 25310/26480) and attaching a mod.74.

    Has anyone else encountered this situation and what could were used?


  2. #2
    25447 is appropriate by itself. I would not attach the -74 on it because the procedure was completed.

  3. #3
    Thanks, Mary.

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