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    An arthrodesis was done on the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb in opposition with K-wires. An allograft was utilized. Is there a separate code for using the allograft, all I can find is autograft codes for the thumb? Should I just be using 26841 and not worry about the allograft??? Thanks for the help

    Zoe VanKleek, CPC

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    Quote Originally Posted by zvankleek1 View Post
    An arthrodesis was done on the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb in opposition with K-wires. An allograft was utilized. Is there a separate code for using the allograft, all I can find is autograft codes for the thumb? Should I just be using 26841 and not worry about the allograft??? Thanks for the help

    Zoe VanKleek, CPC

    That is correct. There is no additional work involved in placement of the allograft (or so our CPT authorities say) therefore we can not capture it.

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