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    Missoula, MT

    Default Tendon Lengthening

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    In the same leg, a total of three tendons are lengthened via two separate incisions—one tendon through one incision and two tendons in a separate incision.
    Any suggestions?

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    Sneak a peek at 27394. I'm not sure that multiple incisions makes a difference...I think they classify it by how many tendons were involved. Unfortuantely, I don't have much in the way of reference material at this moment.

    Good luck!

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    Missoula, MT


    What I have found so far is billing 27685 for the single tendon, first incision and then 27686 twice with a 59 mod on one. As 27686 states each tendon.

    Any Suggestions?

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