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  1. J

    Question Global billing and ER visit

    Patient is in global for hip fx goes to ER for anemia and next day has a consult by another provider in the ortho office for hip and thigh pain. Would it still fall into post op?
  2. K

    Conversion to Prostalac

    Hello, I have a unique scenario: PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSES: 1. Septic arthritis, left hip, chronic. 2. Degenerative joint disease, left hip, secondary to post-septic arthritis. . POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSES: 1. Septic arthritis, left hip, chronic. 2. Degenerative joint disease, left hip...
  3. K

    Direct to Spacer Hip Case

    I am in touch with a doctor who is asking me for the correct codes for a direct to spacer case, which he does not think he has ever done before. He said it could also theoretically be an arthrotomy hip for debridement with placement of abx spacer code as well. He says they are technically...
  4. T

    sequela of fracture or pain code?

    I'm uncertain whether to code sequela of fracture or just pain code (provider's dx) for this encounter. Does the provider need to clearly state that the pain is a result of an injury to use the sequela code, or is the information below enough to support that it is (or am I making an assumption)...
  5. J

    hip Labral tear

    Does anyone know what ICD-10 code you use for a hip Labral tear. I see very conflicting information on the internet.
  6. C

    Hip xrays denied for codes no longer valid

    All hip xrays that our office is submitting are being denied, stating no longer valid as of 1-1-2016 cpt 73500, 73510, 73520 are there new codes for 2016? Definitely not aware of any of this??? Can someone share their knowledge on this? Thank you cwilson orthopaedics
  7. S

    post op care only

    could someone refresh my memory on how we follow the format for post op care only. My provider is caring for a patient after she had a fx hip surgery done at other facility and is now in our office for fu care.
  8. T

    can we bill an office visit with the injection??

    Chief Complaints: 1. Bilateral hip. HPI: Appointment type: Established patient - Established problem Patient returns for the MRI results of both hips. She denies any other complaints . ROS: Unchanged from 12/16/2015. Medical History: Infection, headaches...
  9. T

    can we charge office visit with the injection???

    can we charge the office visit with the injection?? please any help appreciated. Chief Complaints: 1. Bilateral hip. HPI: Appointment type: Established patient - Established problem Patient returns for the MRI results of both hips. She denies any other complaints ...
  10. M

    New Radiology Codes - HELP !!!!!

    Absolutely do not see any new radiology codes that replace 73500, 73510 or 73520. All new codes include pelvis view. What do we use if we do NOT take AP pelvis? If we just take one view of hip, what is the correct code?? Also, with new code 73501, how do you take a unilateral hip with...
  11. J

    heterotopic ossification hip and capsule

    this is an open procedure....nothing real good...looking at unlisted 27299 compare to 27065? Prior total hip replacement, dissection between the gluteus medius and below gluteus minimus and the hip capsule Y ligament significant ossific calcification and heterotopic bone and was verify...
  12. D

    Injections-someone can help

    I hope someone can help. I have a patient who will be having a hip injection in a surgery center. Dr. told this patient that since he will be doing the hip, he will also just give him his first set of Euflexxa injections in the knee. If the surgery center will allow us to bring the...
  13. L

    Heterotopic Ossification

    Hello, Total Hip Arthroplasty done on 02/17/2015 the patient comes in for a follow up and the diagnosis is: Status post total hip arthroplasty with heterotopic ossification. Since this is out of the Global Period would I just code the Follow up - Z09, Z96.641 - R Hip with an E/M Code or is...
  14. B

    Need Help! IT band tendinitis and injection

    I would like to hear what code others are using for this diagnosis. I see this regularly and treatment is often an injection (20551) at the hip or knee. CMS does not have an LCD for this and my injections are denied. Any suggestions? Thanks
  15. B

    Total hip replacement infection

    I am not sure if I am correct on code selection on this one. The coding software I have shows the code we authed does not pair with the dx but the code I picked does. The doctor states he did an irrigation and debridement of the left hip post total hip arthroplasty (this is still in the global...
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