AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 10 (October)

Surgery: Musculoskeletal System (October 2010)

October 2010 page 10cc Surgery: Musculoskeletal System Question: May code 26040 be reported when palmar fascio-tomy for Dupuytren’s disease involves more than one finger? Answer: Code 26040, Fasciotomy, palmar (eg, Dupuytren’s contracture); percutaneous, is reported for a palmar percutaneous fasciotomy. If a palmar percutaneous fasciotomy is performed, code 26040 would be reported only once per hand. Procedurally, percutaneous fascia releases in the fingers would result in severing the digital nerves, and thus would not be performed. If a fasciectomy is performed to include the fingers, it would be appropriate to report a code from the 26121-26125 code...

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