AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 7 (July)

Musculoskeletal System (July 2000)

July 2000 page 11a Coding Consultation Musculoskeletal System, 20692, 20693, 20694 (Q&A) Question If a surgeon places an external fixator (CPT code 20692), can he code for adjustment or revision using CPT code 20693? Can removal of the external fixator, performed during the global period, also be reported? AMA Comment Bedside and/or office adjustments of an external fixation device are considered part of the protocol for use of the external fixation device. Since it is expected that, in the course of the treatment with external skeletal fixation, periodic adjustments will be performed, these bedside and/or office adjustments of...

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