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code 20985

  1. #1
    Default code 20985
    Medical Coding Books
    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!!!!!

  2. #2
    San Antonio, Tx
    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.
    Ray Galvez CPC

  3. Default Pamela Musgrave CPC
    You have to use 20985 with its primary Code
    Last edited by PamelaSM54; 08-21-2009 at 07:23 AM. Reason: CPC

  4. #4
    but, is the fixation used to ensure proper alignment billable in addition to or is that considered the "markers"

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