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    Apr 2007
    orange, ca

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    i was wondering...does anyone know if the hardware/wire removal is bundled with the actual surgical procedure performed(knee)?

    < procedures performed:
    1. left knee hardware removal x2
    2. left knee figure-of-eight wire removal x3
    3. fluoroscopic use
    4. left long leg splinting

    i have a pt that had a knee reduction and fixation(surgery performed) but now returned to OR b/c there was irritation w/the implant...so the doctor had to remove it....the doctor that performed the removal is not the same doctor that performed the open reduction and internal fixation.

    should i just be coding for the splint?

    thank you!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Look at 20670 or 20680

    Without the documentation I can't tell for certain what was done ... but look at 20670 and 20680.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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