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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Separate Procedures:
2 Examples Sharpen Your Separate Procedure Claims

CCI is an important tool when you are not sure about a bundle. You shouldn’t assume a “separate procedure” is really separate, because CPT®’s definition of a separate procedure may not be what you think. CPT® uses a “separate procedure” designation in code descriptors to identify procedures that the physician normally performs as an integral part of a total service [...]