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    Default Implants - Implanted then Explanted

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    Does anyone know where I can find guidelines or resources about billing/not billing for implants that are implanted, then explanted in the same session?

    I have been told that Medicare is very vague on implants and many payer contracts don't specify either way.

    A third-party implant billing company is saying, " if it touches the patient, it is billable".

    I can't find anything in writing.

    Thank you for any help.

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    Red face Implant Question

    What type of implants are you referring to?

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    Default Implants - Implanted then Explanted

    Example: Screws, anchors, neurostimulators.

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