hardware removal

samyjm13

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The patient came in during global period from a CRPP, Dr. did hardware removal in the clinic,(cpt 20670), and wants to charge for it. I am thinking since he did it here in the clinic and it is during the global period that this is not billable. Can anyone help me with this?

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Jeanne, CPC
 

pandi1024

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If the patient was having pain as a result of the hardware, or there was another indication that supports medical necessity, the procedure can be billed during the global period with the appropriate modifier. We usually see -58 or -78.
 
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