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    The patient had a THA. The THA got infected so prosthesis were removed and temporary prosthesis and antibiotic beads were placed. Infection has since cleared up and temporary prosthesis and antibiotic beads are removed and a THA is done again. How do I code this? Is it a revision 27134 and 11982 or a conversion from previous hip surgery to a THA 27132? Any help would be appreciated.

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    Seattle First Hill


    If the prosthesis has been removed for infection, then the revision code is not correct, as compensation has already been given for the removal. A conversion code is the appropriate code to use.

    ~Kirsten, CPC

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