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  1. #1
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    Default CPT infected total hip arthroplasty

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    deep sepsis of right total hip arthroplasty

    Open arthrotomy, I and d of right hip with removal of greater trochanter hardware and exchange of the acetabular polyethylene.

    dx 996.66

    cpt 27030 ?
    Any thoughts?

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Richmond, IN


    I would go with the 27134-27138 series because it is revision of THA if you replaced the hardware. Also, I would add the dx V43.64 indicating where the infection is...see ICD-9 note under code 996.66..."Use additional code to identify infected prosthetic joint (V43.60- V43.69)"
    ~Melissa R, CPC

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