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Reimplantation of a previous total hip arthroplasty

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    What code are you using for a reimplantation of a total hip arthroplasty (hip was explanted weeks prior and antibiotic spacer was placed)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trvlingal View Post
    What code are you using for a reimplantation of a total hip arthroplasty (hip was explanted weeks prior and antibiotic spacer was placed)?
    27132 conversion with a 58 modifier (staged) since a spacer was inplanted after the removal of the prosthesis.

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    Since the doc has already been paid for the removal of the components, and 27132 includes removal of components, how much would you reduce your fee by? I am also assuming you would use a Modifier 52 for a reduced service? thanks

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    Don't reduce your fee at all. Since you're using modifier 52 for the reduced services, it will prompt the carrier to reduce their payment. Let them handle it.

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