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    Default Revision total knee

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    Hey fellow coders,

    Hope everyone on the East coast is doing well post Irene.

    Power outages is a problem here in Mass.

    Question for total knee revision:

    The physician revised the tibial component and exchanged the liner - do I bill just for the tibial component revision with modifier 22 or is this considered a complete total knee revision.

    Thanks so much!!!


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    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    I would bill 27486

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Greater Pittsburgh


    If only the liner was revised I would bill 27486 with a -52 modifier and note liner revision; unless the Dr. states it was more involved, than the 27486 one component.
    jdemar, CPC, CMA

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    27486 w mod 52 if it is one comparment

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