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Fasciotomy Upper Arm

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    Default Fasciotomy Upper Arm
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    My doctor is doing Decompression fasciotomy but he is high in the upper arm
    Even his incision is up near the axilla.

    I have a feeling I am going to have to use an unlisted code 24499 because 24495 is for forearm, with brachial artery.

    Thank you

  2. Default Upper Arm Fasciotomy
    Look at code 25020. Decompression fasciotomy, forearm and/or wrist, flexor OR extensor compartment;without debridement of nonviable muscle and/or nerve. hope that helps!

    Cindy CPC

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    Just wondering if you ever found a better code for this, I have one also and was thinking of using 24999 (with 24495 as the comparison code)...25020 doesn't fit as it is in the wrist, not the upper arm...
    Chrissy Durga, COSC

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