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    repaired 3 tendons in the same patient yesterday but the code is 25270. . He repaired the Ext Carpi radialis longus, brevis and pollicus longus.

    What would be the correct way to code these procedures?
    Would you code 25270 and then 25270/59 x2 or 25270 x3
    Please advise.

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    This is not a code that comes in quantities so it should not be billed with units, I would do the 25270
    25270 59 51
    25270 59 51

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thanks so much for your response.
    Sherry

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchellde View Post
    This is not a code that comes in quantities so it should not be billed with units, I would do the 25270
    25270 59 51
    25270 59 51
    So if I use 25270 and surgeon repaired 6 tendons, I would use 25270 6 different times with modifiers 59 and 51?

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