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    Cool hemi arthroplasty hip

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    Patient had a previous hemi arthroplasty of the right hip. Now has loosening.
    Doctor is doing a total hip arthroplasty. I am confused as to the coding. I thought
    27125, but then again, no.
    Do I code for total hip arthroplasty w/removal of implant? Or do I code for a revision ?
    Any advice would be very much appreciated.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Indianapolis, Indiana


    27132 - conversion of prev hip surg to THA.

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    Apr 2007
    Greater Pittsburgh


    I agree w conversion.
    jdemar, CPC, CMA

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