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20680 Removal of implant

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    Default 20680 Removal of implant
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    Surgeon went in to remove a broken screw and was only able to remove head of the screw and had to leave the rest of it in the ankle bone. Would a modifier 52 be used because the surgeon was unable to remove the entire screw? Thanks.

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    That's what I would do. The intent was to remove the screw.


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    Thanks, I appreciate your input.

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