Can anyone provide me with a written explanation of CPT code 27132? What we are looking for is a statement showing the intent of what type of surgery is considered "previous hip surgery". We have always used this code if, for example, the patient had an ORIF of a hip fx, and is now presenting for a total hip arthroplasty---so, a previous major procedure. Would a history of a hip core decompression procedure "count" as a previous hip surgery in this case? Thanks!
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