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2nd Stage of THR Reimplantation

Question: One of our orthopedic surgeons did a planned reimplantation of a total hip replacement (THR). But the removal of the THR and insertion of a cement spacer was previously done by a physician from another practice. We considered 27134 and 27130-22. Should we use conversion code 27132 instead? Maryland Subscriber Answer: For the scenario you describe, you may use 27132 (Conversion [...]

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