Help with implant removal

nhenderson

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My doctor removed a patellar component and didn't replace it. What cpt code would I use for the implant removal? I am thinking 20680 but not sure if that fits. Thanks for your help
 

scooter1

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did he insert a spacer ? 20680 is for wire, pins metal bands, nail, rods or plates

If he removed the actual patellar prosthesis, you can report 27488.
 
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