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    Default Surgeries under Ultrasound in clinic

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    How do I code for a percutaneous trigger finger procedure or an aponeurotomy with ultrasound in the office setting? Would I post 76880 or 76942 with the procedure? The ultrasound machine is in office.

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    76942 usually involves a needle for aspiration, injection or biopsy, so I'd go with 76880 if it applies per the documentation.
    Bruce Crandall, CPC
    North Carolina Specialty Hospital
    Durham, NC

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    Alexandria VA/Orlando FL

    Default 76880 & 76492

    I had posted a thread back in Jan of this year regarding these same two codes. The office I work in is in CT, we have been trying to get as much information as possible to see if our surgeon and physiatrist will get reimbursed for performing these services. I havent had much luck with getting information regarding whether or not pre-authorization is required before performing.

    I finally am starting to get a little feed back but still not enough!! Can you or anyone else out there please tell me ASAP if pre-auth with the major payors is a must and what type of reimbursement you have been getting for these two services or what snags you may have come across along the way?

    Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer up.

    T.Cruz, CPC

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