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Outpatient Facility Coding Alert

Your Quick-Start Guide to Coding TKAs

27447 leaves the IPO List in 2018. Here's what outpatient coders need to know. The 2018 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule removes total knee arthroplasty (CPT®  27447) from the inpatient-only list. If the final rule confirms TKA's removal from the IPO list, ambulatory surgical centers and hospital outpatient departments will have a significant new revenue stream. TKA could [...]