tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2014 Issue 12

Procedure Focus: Manage De Quervain's Syndrome By Zeroing in on Injection and Incision Sites

First step: Confirm the extent of tenosynovitis and injection site. You can take the tension out of your hand tendinitis reporting if you can identify specific codes for injections and surgical approach. All you need to confirm is the extent of the tenosynovitis in De Quervain’s syndrome and injection site in the wrist. Refresher: What Is De Quervain’s Syndrome?  De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is an irritation of the tendons on the thumb side (radial) side of the wrist. Specifically, De Quervain’s tenosynovitis affects the first dorsal compartment of the wrist which comprises the tendons of...

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