AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 12 (December)

Musculoskeletal System, 26843 (Q&A) (December 1998)

December 1998 page 10a Coding Consultation Musculoskeletal System, 26843 (Q&A) Question Can code 26843, Arthrodesis, carpometacarpal joint, digits other than thumb, be reported more than once if arthrodesis is performed on multiple digits? AMA Comment Yes. Code 26843 can be reported per digit with the use of the -51 modifier. The phrase "digits other than thumb" is not intended to imply that the code is reported only one time for all digits. Musculoskeletal System, 26843 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 1998; December 1998 page 10a ...

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