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    I just wanted to verify that if removal of hardware first removed was the lateral fibula palate which had both cortical and locking screws. then the dr. localized and removed the 4 screws from the medial malleolus. can anybody tell me how many units this would be for removal 20680 & it was filled by hydroset bone graft 20902

    How many units would be for each.

    Thank you

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    Milwaukee WI

    Default Code once per session

    You code 20680 only ONCE per operative session, no matter how many individual pieces of hardware are removed.

    The only time I would consider coding it multiple times would be if you were removing hardware from two different extremities.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Default ORIF and Hardware Removal

    Would you bill for a hardware removal if it was done in order to perform the ORIF? Even if it were through a separate incision?

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