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    would it be appropriate to code an external fixation device (20692) with a fracture repair that requires internal fixation i.e 27450? Thanks.

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    As long as it's in the op note, the codes aren't inclusive to each other...
    Bruce Crandall, CPC
    North Carolina Specialty Hospital
    Durham, NC
    www.ncspecialty.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCrandall View Post
    As long as it's in the op note, the codes aren't inclusive to each other...
    do you know where I can get documentation of that so I can submit an appeal to the ins company?? Thanks. It's BC/BS and they're a pain..

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