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    what ASA code do you think fits an ORIF hip fracture? 01210 or 01230. Both hav 6 units. I'm leaning towards 01230 but would like some input.

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    I guess it would depend on where the fracture was. According to the RVG 2009:
    01210 anesthesia for open procedures involving hip joint; not otherwise specified 6+TM.
    01230 Anesthesia for open procedures involving upper two-thirds of femur; not otherwise specified. 6+TM.

    So, where is the fracture exactly? That's where I would start.

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    that i don't get...just "ORIF - Hip with hip fracture" written next to it. no anatomical location of fracture.

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    Then I would go with the unspecified, unless you can query and get a location. Then you can go with the more specific. Good luck!!

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    thanks..

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