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HELP!! Computer Assisted Arthroplasty

  1. Default HELP!! Computer Assisted Arthroplasty
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    My docs are using a "MAKO" robotic assist system for their total hip arthroplasties and unicompartmental knees. With this system, the patient gets pre-op CT scans which are fed into a computer and those images combined with strategically placed sensors on anatomical sites and/or OR instrumentation, the cuts are made and implants are very precisely placed and inserted.
    They tell me that they are OK with 20985 since most everyone else does it. However, I think that code 0055T is the better choice. I do not wish to upset them, but I do want to do what's right. HELP!

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    Our clinic decided that 20985 was NOT appropriate. We use S2900 for tracking purposes, i.e. 27447 and S2900.

    Hope that helps....this is relatively new so there isn't a whole lot of documentation out there on the subject.


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