AMA CPT® Assistant - 2002 Issue 1 (January)

Musculoskeletal System (January 2002)

January 2002 page 10a Coding Consultation Musculoskeletal System, Surgery, 26992, 27299 (Q&A) Question When core decompression is performed to treat avascular necrosis of the hip (femur), should code 26992 be reported? This seems to be the closest code to describe the procedure. AMA Comment No, code 26992 should not be reported, as this does not accurately describe the core decompression procedure. Instead, code 27299, Unlisted procedure, pelvis or hip joint, should be reported. Documentation should be submitted describing the procedure. Musculoskeletal System, Surgery, 26992, 27299 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 2002; January 2002 page 10a ...

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