AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 2 (February)

Musculoskeletal, 27125, 27236 (Q&A) (February 1998)

February 1998 page 11-end Coding Consultation Musculoskeletal, 27125, 27236 (Q&A) Question Is CPT code 27125 Partial hip replacement, prosthesis (eg, femoral stem prosthesis, bipolar arthroplasty), the appropriate code for reporting bipolar arthroplasty performed to treat a fracture of the hip? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, it would not be appropriate to report code 27125 to describe a bipolar arthroplasty performed to treat a fracture of the hip. As indicated in the parenthetical note immediately following code 27125, the appropriate code to report prosthetic hip replacement (eg, bipolar arthroplasty) following fracture of the hip, is 27236, Open...

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