tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2012 Issue 2

Pain Management: Tighten Up Your Dupuytren's Contracture Coding

  Here’s how: Narrow your choices by surgery, injection, or follow-up. Your injection coding got easier when CPT® 2012 introduced two new codes for Dupuytren’s contracture treatment. But don’t just drop a code on your claim and keep moving; pay attention to the specific instructions and watch Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits to ensure you correctly report the service. Understand the Treatment Options Each code for Dupuytren’s contracture treatment represents some type of procedure involving the palmar fascial cord (surgical release, injection, or manipulation).   “A non-operative option to treat this is exercises and...

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