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    Default Excision of lateral epicondylar nonunion elbow

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    We are trying to put a precert request in, but not sure on the exact code. The physician only states what I put in the Title. I pulled an office note and he dictates he wants to remove a bone fragment and explore.

    Would the CPT be 24101?

    Thanks in advance,


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    I would say either the one you chose or 24358 which says an incision is made over the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, and removes (debrides) damaged soft tissue or bone.

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    Charm City - Baltimore


    I was wondering about the nonunion part. He is not going to try and fix this? I would ask the physician for more specificity.
    Crystal, CPC, CCS-P

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