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removal of internal fixation followed by hip replacement

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    Question removal of internal fixation followed by hip replacement
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    I'm brand new to Ortho coding so no laughing Three years previous patient had open reduction and internal fixation of displaced transcervical fracture of right femoral neck. Patient now has underlying nerotic bone consistent with avascular necrosis so Dr is removing plate and screws and performing a total hip arthroplasty. My question is do I code the removal of the plate and screws in addition to arthroplasy or is it bundled?

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    My guess would be 27130 w/20680 -59?

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    Manhattan, NY
    Please post the CPTs you would like to use....

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    I would use 27132 hardware removal is included

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    Take a look at 27132.

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    You guys are the best! 27132 looks like the right fit. Thanks for your help

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    Anytime-glad to help out!

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