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Arthroscopic open reduction internal fixation of an osteochhondral flap

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    Default Arthroscopic open reduction internal fixation of an osteochhondral flap
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    Patient had a partial lateral meniscectomy but then had an attempted arthroscopic orif of an osteochondral flap, it was an attempt, so he had to also do the excision of hardware. Can I code for this or do I JUST BILL 29881, CONFUSED
    I would say bill excision of hardware but then where did I GET THE HARDWARE IF I DONT BILL THE ORIF- ?????????????????????????????????????????????????
    Last edited by codedog; 06-05-2009 at 11:39 AM.

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    I would probably bill the attempted ORIF with a modifier 52 since it was incomplete, removing the hardware would be incidental to the incompletion of the primary code.

    Hope this helps
    Mary, CPC, COSC

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    WHAT Code would u use besides 29881 ?

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