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placement of antibiotic spacer 3 days after removal of the THA

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    Default placement of antibiotic spacer 3 days after removal of the THA
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    So the MD removed the THA and placed antibiotic beads--Code 27091 then stated that he would return to the operating room in a few days and place the hip articulating antibiotic spacer. Three days later brought the patient back to the operating room and placed a hip articulating antibiotic spacer. They also encountered a moderate sized hematoma that needed to be evacuated. They removed the antibiotic beads and placed the spacer. Would you just code the 11983 with the 58 modifier and then would you also code the removal of the hematoma--26990?? Please help.
    Last edited by twosmek; 04-12-2011 at 09:47 AM.
    Tina Wosmek CPC, COSC

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    Still looking for any help with this one. Thanks
    Tina Wosmek CPC, COSC

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    I personally would code both....

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    Perfect. That was what I was thinking. I think that I get stuck and as I am writing the question. I figure it out and just need someone to agree!!!
    Tina Wosmek CPC, COSC

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