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new problem w/in post op period

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    I'm second guessing myself.....

    We have a patient, who has a Medicare Advantage insurance. He had a RT total hip replacement 6/3/10. He came back into the office on 7/16/10 for RT hip pain. Dr diagnosed him with RT trochanteric bursitis. I'm thinking this would be considered a new problem w/in a post op period, even though it is around the same area, and not a complication w/in a post op period. Please help!

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    I agree, you will have a different dx, use 24 on ov and 79 on procedure or service.

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