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CMC Joint Arthrotomy

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    I cannot find a code for a exploratory arthrotomy of the second carpometacarpal joint. My doc wants to code 25101 arthrotomy wrist joint w/ joint exploration. Is this correct or is there a more appropriate code?

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    I would look at 26070. If he did a biopsy I would look at 26100.

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    25101 would only be appropriate if he explored the entire wrist joint. The 26070 is the more appropriate code for the "carpometacarpal" joint only.

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