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ortho coders question!

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    ortho coding polyetheline exchange?

    how do we code for only a polyetheline exchange ? My doctor wants me to use unlisted WHAT TO DO! kelley

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    Hi kelley.. please post under the ORTHOPEDIC forum! you may recieve more responses


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    Monticello, NY
    I would code a revision with a -52 modifier.

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    Greater Pittsburgh
    ....same as I replied to nikkisgranny....use revision of one component with a 52 modifier (reduced services) was not the 1 component, only the liner.
    jdemar, CPC, CMA

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    The CDR states that revision codes 27486/87 apply to the femoral and tibial components only. I use the unlisted (27599) myself.
    Bruce Crandall, CPC
    North Carolina Specialty Hospital
    Durham, NC

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    For a liner exchange only, the AAOS recommends using the revision one component with modifier 52.


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    This would fall under revision two-component code 27134—Revision of total hip arthroplasty; both components, with or without autograft or allograft—with modifier -52 appended. The appropriate ICD-9 code would be 996.46—Articular bearing surface wear of prosthetic joint—that became effective Oct 1, 2005. (I got this from an AAOS bulletin)

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