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    The Medicare patient sustained a femoral neck fracture as well as a fracture of the greater trochanter.

    The physician performed a bipolar hemiarthroplasty (27236) and an ORIF of the greater trochanter. Can I bill for the ORIF of the greater trochanter? I am having a brain cramp -

    Thank you.


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    Hello, according to NCCI edits CPT code 27248 (Open treatment of greater trochanteric fracture, includes internal fixation, when performed) is bundled into 27236. The code can be un-bundled with modifier 59 ONLY if it applies.


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