Regarding pin removal in office while still in post op

rjenn86

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I am wondering if I should be billing out cpt code 20670 for pin removal in the office during pt's post op period that is related, in the past I have been but just happened to run across something that states you cannot, if it is related, unless taken to the OR. Is this correct? Should I not be billing out cpt code 20670 with mod 58 when done in the office. Thank you for you help !!
 

jdemar

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You have to take the pt. to the O R to be able to bill for removal of hardware in the post op period with a 58 modifier in this case. ( or 78 if applicable.)
 
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20670 in the office or included in 26850

can the provider perform 20670 in the office or does it have to be in the OR?
same question regardless if it is inside the global period, or outside of it.

inquiring minds want to know.
thanks
 
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