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Resection of posterior/anterior inteosseous nerve

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    Default Resection of posterior/anterior inteosseous nerve
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    I need help with the above. Dr. performed an open reduction and internal fixation intraarticular, three part distal radius fracture. He also performed a resection of posterior and anterior interosseous nerves. He make no mention of a neuroma in his OP report, so I'm not sure if I can code 64782, 64783. I greatly need help this CPT code(s).

    The portion of OP report on this reads:

    The anterior interosseous nerve was then identified and resected. A small window was made in the interosseous membrane and the posterior interosseous nerve was resected as a wrist denervation procedure.

    Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

    Peggy Green, CPC

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    I recently had one of the same..here is some information I pulled from AAOS that may be of help.

    http://www2.aaos.org/aaos/archives/b...g05/coding.asp

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