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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Op Note:

Target This Complex Total Knee Replacement Scenario With 3 Focused Steps

Here’s why you need modifier 22 for the necrotic bone graft from the prior fixation. If you’re used to total knee replacement (TKR) op notes, an unusual case might send you into a panic. Take a deep breath. Break down the procedure coding into three manageable steps. First, Read the Op Note Review the op report and code the procedure [...]