CPT infected total hip arthroplasty

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deep sepsis of right total hip arthroplasty

Open arthrotomy, I and d of right hip with removal of greater trochanter hardware and exchange of the acetabular polyethylene.

dx 996.66

cpt 27030 ?
27137?
20680?
Any thoughts?
 
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I would go with the 27134-27138 series because it is revision of THA if you replaced the hardware. Also, I would add the dx V43.64 indicating where the infection is...see ICD-9 note under code 996.66..."Use additional code to identify infected prosthetic joint (V43.60- V43.69)" :)
~Melissa R, CPC
 
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