AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 8 (August)

Muscoloskeletal System Surgery, 25295 (Q&A) (August 1998)

August 1998 page 10 Coding Consultation Muscoloskeletal System Surgery, 25295 (Q&A) Question We are trying to bill for tenolysis for six flexors in the wrist. Should we list all flexors and bill for each flexor, or should we list once and place a six in the units column of the HCFA 1500? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, it would be appropriate to report 25295, Tenolysis, flexor or extensor tendon, forearm and/or wrist, single, each tendon. Because the descriptor refers to each tendon it would be appropriate to report 25295 once with a 6 in the units...

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