AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 7 (July)

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

July 1998 page 11-end Coding Consultation Musculoskeletal System, 26591 (Q&A) Question Will you please clarify a question I saw in the May 1998 CPT Assistant, that dealt with 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 would be reported for each intrinsic muscle that is repaired. Therefore, if two intrinsic muscles are repaired, code 26591 may be reported by placing a 2 in the units column...

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