Total Hip replacement with a femoral neck fx

aalley

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I'm looking for help with a question about coding/billing for a femoral neck fracture repair at the time of a Total Hip Replacement. The fracture appeared during the broaching of the femur for the replacement. Can I code for both the fracture repair (27236) and the hip replacement (27130)? The only procedure scheduled was the hip replacement.
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ronalee

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You should not bill the fracture as it was caused by the doctor braoching the canal. You should only code for the total hip.
 

aalley

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Thanks for the reply. That is what I thought but I wanted to get a second opnion. Have a great day
 
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