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Thread: Skin graftfasciotomy site of the forearm, and a carpal tunnel release for compartment

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    Default Skin graftfasciotomy site of the forearm, and a carpal tunnel release for compartment

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    I am new to hand surgery and desperately need help.

    Does anyone know what I do when the surgeon has performed multiple CPT procedures and there are multiple ICD-9's. For example a skin graft on a fasciotomy site of the forearm, and a carpal tunnel release for compartment syndrome?

    There are three ICD-9 codes: carpal tunnel syndrome, open wound of forearm and compartment syndrome of the arm. Do you have to bill the correct CPT with ICD-9 codes? i.e. if i list the open wound ICD-9 with the carpal tunnel release will my claim get rejected?

    Thank you in advance. Mars

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    Milwaukee WI

    Default Yes, you must link Dx code to CPT

    Yes, you must link the appropriate ICD-9 code(s) to the corresponding CPT code(s).

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC

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