AMA CPT® Assistant - 2013 Issue 12 (December)

Surgery: Musculoskeletal System (Bonus Q&A) (December 2013)

December 2013 page 16a Surgery: Musculoskeletal System Question: From a clinical perspective, can an interdental fixation device as described by code 21110, {Application of interdental fixation device for conditions other than fracture or dislocation, includes removal}, be applied to both the right and left sides and therefore be reported as two units or bilaterally? Answer: No. The interdental fixation code 21110 cannot be applied to the left and right sides. Maxillary-mandibular fixation is considered one device and/or procedure. Therefore, it is not appropriate to report this code with two units or as a bilateral procedure. Question: When custom cutting...

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