Hardware removal-Ok everyone

cingram

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Ok everyone I am having a debate on this. What is the difference between v54.01 and v54.89. If you look at section v54 it says excludes hardware removal (v54.89) but v54.01 is encounter for removal.
 

jdemar

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If you look under v54.0X it states ; excludes removal of external fixation device (v54.89), so hence it would be an internal vs. external device.
 

cingram

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I guess the question is that the office manager wanted to know which one would be used for removal of the device. We had a debate on why using the V code versus a code in the 900 series
 

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I guess the question is that the office manager wanted to know which one would be used for removal of the device. We had a debate on why using the V code versus a code in the 900 series
V54.01 is used when you're doing a Planned removal of internal hardware. 996.78, or another close to it, is used when the internal hardware removal is due to pain or another complication.

Jenna
 
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