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Finger Modifiers Give You a Grip on Hand Surgery Claims

Posted on 21. Jan, 2009 by in Hot Coding Topics

Get a Handle On Hand Surgery Claims By Fixating Finger Modifiers Onto CPT Codes

If coding hand surgeries involving a slew of specific terms has you scratching your head, a few minutes brushing up on your hand anatomy could be just what you need to improve your hand surgery acumen.

Op Note Coding Clinic: Take a look at the following hand surgery op note to see if you’re on par with our expert-provided coding recommendations.

Ortho Coders: Join John Bishop, Annette Grady, Quita Edwards & Susan Garrison in Las Vegas.

Note: The following op note was provided by Chris Ford with the billing department of Coastal Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Group in Oceanside, Calif. Do you have a difficult case? Send your op note to the editor ( and see it discussed in future Orthopedic Coding Alert issues!

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