Palmar Fasciotomy

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March 20, 2014

Question:

Our surgeon wants to know if we can report CPT code 26040 multiple times per hand since there is not an add-on code like 26123 and 26125.

Answer:

Thanks for your inquiry. CPT code 26040, Fasciotomy, palmar (e.g., Dupuytren’s contracture); percutaneous is not reportable more than one time per hand. There is no associated add-on code. Reporting 26040 with multiple units for the same hand or using a modifier 59 when the fasciotomy is performed more than once on the same hand would represent incorrect coding.