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    Dr performs a Total Hip (27130). After it's completed he sees that the posterior aspect of the greater trochanter is still somewhat fragmented. He decides to perform a repair of this fragmentation (27248). Now would this revelation allow an addition of a 59 modifier since Medicare bundles 27248 with 27130. I think not since there was no separate incision but would it fall under a separate issue? Just want a second opinion.
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    I am going to say not...seem the doc did the thr for other reason so i would consider it a incidental finding

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    thanks...always like a second opinion.

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