Results 1 to 2 of 2

RevisonTKR Polyethylene reduction in size

  1. #1
    Default RevisonTKR Polyethylene reduction in size
    Medical Coding Books
    Revision of right total knee of the polyehtylene with reduction in size and removal of scar tissue.

    Would you bill 27486-with 52 modifier (scar tissue included?)

    or how would you bill this?

    *i know for the hip to replace acetabular polyliner only bill 27137-52

    is this the same??? Just want to make sure..

    Thanks for all your help..

  2. #2
    Location
    Long Island/New York
    Posts
    1,271
    Default
    Quote Originally Posted by jenkins62 View Post
    Revision of right total knee of the polyehtylene with reduction in size and removal of scar tissue.

    Would you bill 27486-with 52 modifier (scar tissue included?)

    or how would you bill this?

    *i know for the hip to replace acetabular polyliner only bill 27137-52

    is this the same??? Just want to make sure..

    Thanks for all your help..
    Yes on 27486-52 if only 1 component. I know they allow the doc to decide whether the 52 mod is appropraite...and I know my docs avoid the 52. But you're in the right ballpark.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 01-07-2016, 11:11 AM
  2. Exchange of Polyethylene
    By angrhode in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-14-2014, 07:43 AM
  3. Excision Size vs Lesion size vs path report
    By AR2728 in forum Dermatology
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-12-2013, 09:03 PM
  4. How do I code POLYETHYLENE exchange?
    By lsimkins in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-20-2010, 03:58 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-30-2010, 12:34 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?

Login

Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.