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    Default Carpectomy And Radial Styloidectomy

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    My Doctor Performed A Proximal Row Carpectomy And A Radial Styloidectomy. The Codes Are 25215 And 25230. The Styloidectomy 25230 Is Listed As Separate Procedure. I Can Not Find Anywhere That These Two Are Bundled. Does Anyone Know If I Can File These Two Together.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Modesto, CA; Central Valley Chapter


    I just checked CCI and do not find any edits on these codes.

    Tina Reich, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC

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    Apr 2007
    Montclair, NJ


    They aren't bundled... Just apply the -59 modifier to 25230

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    Apr 2007


    since they are not bundled--then no 59 is necessary but if you are billing for a physician, then use the 51 on the second procedure.

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