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    Bangor, Maine

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    I have an op note where the physician released the carpal tunnel ligament but then he also released the trigger finger on the same hand. Do I code the 26055 with a -59 or is it not needed? If it is not needed, then why?

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    Apr 2007


    you will code the 64721 and 26055 w/F modifier. 59 modifier is not needed because the 26055 does not bundle with 64721 even though its possible that they did thesethrough the same incision, there are different procedures.

    Hope this helps
    Mary, CPC, COSC

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