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Thread: Remove antibiotic spacer, replace with NON antibiotic spacer?

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    Traverse City Michigan

    Default Remove antibiotic spacer, replace with NON antibiotic spacer?

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    One of our docs removed an antibiotic spacer from a patients hip and replaced it with cement beads, but they were NOT antibiotic impregnated. Can I still use 11983 or would it be only 11982? Or is there a completely different code? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
    Chrissy Durga, COSC

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    I would still lean towards 11983

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