AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 5 (May)

Musculoskeletal System, 26591 (Q&A) (May 1998)

May 1998 page 11c Coding Consultation Musculoskeletal System, 26591 (Q&A) Question Please clarify procedure code 26591, Repair, intrinsic muscles of hand (specify). Should I specify one or all muscles repaired and code only one time per operative session, or code for each muscle repaired? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, code 26591 is intended to be reported one time regardless of the number of intrinsic muscles that are repaired in the hand. The identification of the actual muscle(s) that are repaired should be documented in the operative report. Musculoskeletal System, 26591 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 1998; May...

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