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    Physician is stating 24140. Would this be correct, or is this for infection? Trying to get authorization so I have no op report.



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    the code is not for infections only, it can be used for the partial excision of bone.

    My questions would be:

    is there a nonunion/malunion code that may more appropriately fit?

    what about an arthrotomy with removal of loose body perhaps?

    there are a couple of different ways this case could potentially go.

    Sorry not much help, just tossing out food for thought

    Mary, CPC, COSC

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    I went over the same scenarios, but this particular physician is "always right." I will just put the code through that he wants and go from there.

    Thanks for all your help!

    Kim, CPC

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