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    Default Use of 11981

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    Good morning List,

    It's Wednesday and my mind is gone. When doing a TKA 27447, doctor cannot bill for the use of antibiotic cement with 11981. I say no but want to verify that I am correct.


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    Our ortho docs only use 11981 for drug delivery beads, not antibiotic cement. That is usually billed by the facility, not the physician.

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    Thanks! That's what I thought.

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