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    Default code 20985
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    Can anyone advise me on what is appropriate billing for this code in regards to a TKA or THA. Does this code include the placement and removal of the guidance tools. Can you bill external fixation placement and removal along with 20985?? help!!!!!

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    This being an add on code, it can be bill with your primary procedure such as 27488. It does not require the 51 modifier nor should it be paid at a reduction rate.
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    You have to use 20985 with its primary Code
    Last edited by PamelaSM54; 08-21-2009 at 08:23 AM. Reason: CPC

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    but, is the fixation used to ensure proper alignment billable in addition to or is that considered the "markers"

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