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    Can someone please tell me what is included with 64721? I can not find my list.

    The doctor performed:
    Enterlyosis of palmaris tendon
    Open CTR
    Neurolysis of motor branch/median nerve
    Distal volar fasciotomy
    Transfer palmaris tendon with fascial extension to abductor plooicis brevis
    App of splint.

    I say you can not bill for all of them but I am being outvoted.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntsashie View Post
    Can someone please tell me what is included with 64721? I can not find my list.

    The doctor performed:
    Enterlyosis of palmaris tendon
    Open CTR
    Neurolysis of motor branch/median nerve
    Distal volar fasciotomy
    Transfer palmaris tendon with fascial extension to abductor plooicis brevis
    App of splint.

    I say you can not bill for all of them but I am being outvoted.

    Thanks
    I dont have a list, but I can tell you that you definitely can not bill for the following listed above:

    Application of splint---this is global to almost all surgical cases
    Neurolysis---unless it is well documented that it is "internal" then it bundles, per cpt instruction.

    You should be able to capture the palmaris tendon--double check your cci edits. I believe the enterolysis will bundle with this.

    Hope this helps
    Mary, CPC, COSC

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    Thanks!

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