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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Hips:
Debunking Myths About Causes of Hip Surgery Can Maximize Reimbursements

Key: Append modifier 78 if infection occurs during global period of firstprocedure. The cause of a hip replacement is almost as important as the surgery itself. Factors like infections, dislocations, and fractures play a big role in understanding what code you should use. However, a lot of misinformation could keep you from maximizing your practice’s reimbursement. Study the following myths [...]