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    Default Thumb ORIF coding help!

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    Diagnosis: thumb metacarpal comminuted intra-articular Rolando fracture

    Procedure: ORIF, thumb

    physician states 26615, hospital states to bill 26665-----any advice???

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    Apr 2007
    Greater Pittsburgh

    Default Rolando fx is

    a comminuted intra-articular fx through the base of the first metacarpal bone, the bone located just proximal to the thumb. Looks like the hospital is correct.
    jdemar, CPC, CMA

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