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ORIF of distal ulna fracture ?

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    Can anyone assist in pointing me to the CPT code to use for ORIF of the distal ulna? 25652 doesn't address the internal fixation done and cannot locate a code for internal fixation that doesn't include the radius. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you
    Jody Hecht

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    I would add the modifier 22 since you cant add 20650 due to bundling.

    Mary, CPC, COSC

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    Hello Jody, take a look at 25545 I think it might be a better choice.

    Ebony, AS, CPC

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    25545 could work as well if you have documentation that states shaft. I always have to squeeze that one word outa my guys!!

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    Thank you to all for your quick responses & helpful suggestions.

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