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    Question Implants

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    I'm new to hospital coding. I work in a brand new specialty surgery hospital. How do I code implants? Previously, I used HCPCS codes in an ASC for implants. However, here there is a question as to whether implants are coded or simply charged out as supplies.

    Please advise.

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    Implants usually should be coded and the HCPCS are required for some Medicare payments. The HCPCS usually are hooked to the supply charge through the charge description master file.

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