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Excision scaphoid bone cysts (3 total)

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    Question Excision scaphoid bone cysts (3 total)
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    Surgeon excises 3 large cysts (3mm-4mm ea in diameter) from the scaphoid tubercle filling the void with a autograft. I believe the cpt for the procedure is 25135, which is the excision and graft (including graft harvesting). My question is, can the ASC bill 25135 X 3 because 3 cysts were excised or only 1 unit as the cysts were removed through the same incision?

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    If they were all on the same carpal bone, I would stick with only one code.

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    MRI demonstrates multiple bone cysts in the distal pole of the scaphoid. Thanks Mbort

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