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    Unhappy NEED HELP!-Hand Mass Removal

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    I am in desperate need of advice/help. I have an op note for a removal of a hand mass, myself and the coder for the hospital were performed have come up with a cpt code but the doctor is insisting that we are wrong and don't know what we are doing because we have never coded this kind of issue before. So, I am at a loss of what to do with this op note, could anyone offer me some help to take a look at op note with me and advise me on how I should be coding this, any websites to referance, articles, any guidance would be helpful. Thanks.

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    I would look at codes 24071 thru 76 for upper arm and 25071 thru 76 for forearm and wrist.

    You should find the code there.

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    I would look at 26111 through 26116, depending on depth (subcutaneous or intramuscular) and size of mass.

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