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    How would you code a sx that involved 29898,27680 and 27641 with dx 905.8 and 715.7. Are any of these codes bundled?


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    Madison, Wisconsin

    The 27641 and 27680 are bundled however they 27680 can be second line with a modifier to unbundle them. I also see that you may be missing the fourth digit in the 715.7 dx. Perhaps it should be 715.17 for primary localized osteoarthritis. It seems that you may also need a different primary dx for the 27680. 905.8 can only be used as a secondary dx for that sx. My guess, without reading the dictation is that the patient may have 718.57 Ankylosis or 726.72 tibialis tendinitis.

    Hope this is helpful,


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