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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

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    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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    Apr 2007
    Traverse City Michigan


    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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