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Old 02-22-2010, 12:01 PM
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Default Total Hip replacement with a femoral neck fx

I'm looking for help with a question about coding/billing for a femoral neck fracture repair at the time of a Total Hip Replacement. The fracture appeared during the broaching of the femur for the replacement. Can I code for both the fracture repair (27236) and the hip replacement (27130)? The only procedure scheduled was the hip replacement.
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:09 PM
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You should not bill the fracture as it was caused by the doctor braoching the canal. You should only code for the total hip.
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:45 PM
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Thanks for the reply. That is what I thought but I wanted to get a second opnion. Have a great day
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:59 AM
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If there was already a fracture, should you bill both???
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