Quote Originally Posted by nettiemallett@hotmail.com View Post
Hi,

Could someone help me in knowing how to correctly code a trigger finger procedure done in the office? CPT code would be 20655, correct? and ICD-10 would be M65.3? depending on which finger it is, right? Do I bill for an E/M as well for that DOS?

Thank you so much for your help.


Nettie
No, the code is 26055 and not 20655. And you only bill E/M for same day evaluation as procedure which I doubt it was. I'm sure there was an initial E/M visit to diagnose the trigger finger and to set up a surgery date. Also, you need more specificity in your Dx code M65.3. It would be M65.30 but there are digit specific codes M65.311-M65.359. I hope I made sense.