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    Hello Fellow coders;

    If hardware is removed from the elbow and its documented that hardware was removed from the lateral and medial condyle and posterior column can I bill 20680 x3 or only x1?

    Your input will be appreciated.

    Raquel

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    Per Ingenix, only 2 units are allowed for 20680.

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    I also believe that if it is all related (i.e. a plate and screw removal), it is only appropriate to bill for one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryanneheath View Post
    I also believe that if it is all related (i.e. a plate and screw removal), it is only appropriate to bill for one.
    1 20680 per fracture site no matter how many screws/plates/etc. OR if there are multiple incisions..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyyankees View Post
    1 20680 per fracture site no matter how many screws/plates/etc. OR if there are multiple incisions..
    I second this.

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