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    The surgeon did an extensor tenosynovectomy of all 6 dorsal compartments of the left

    He is stating to use 25116.
    I am thinking 25118. I would really appreciate some feedback on this as I am really
    unsure. And would I code for each compartment ?

    Please. . . . . . .

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    I have it on good authority that yes, this would be 25118

    and yes, we would charge for each of the compartments.

    Just wanted to let everyone know for future reference. :-)

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    25118 Synovectomy, extensor tendon sheath, wrist, single compartment;

    Since this code is for single compartment I would bill it 6 units.

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