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Thread: Total Hip replacement with a femoral neck fx

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    Default Total Hip replacement with a femoral neck fx

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    I'm looking for help with a question about coding/billing for a femoral neck fracture repair at the time of a Total Hip Replacement. The fracture appeared during the broaching of the femur for the replacement. Can I code for both the fracture repair (27236) and the hip replacement (27130)? The only procedure scheduled was the hip replacement.
    Thanks for any help you can give.

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    You should not bill the fracture as it was caused by the doctor braoching the canal. You should only code for the total hip.

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    Thanks for the reply. That is what I thought but I wanted to get a second opnion. Have a great day

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    If there was already a fracture, should you bill both???

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