Angela Posted Wed 29th of July, 2015 15:18:07 PM
During a Total Hip Arthroplasty surgery there was a intraoperative complication of a greater trochanteric fracture, requiring open reduction and internal fixation. Can I bill for the Fracture procedure (27248) with the THA (27130)?
SuperCoder Answered Thu 30th of July, 2015 01:22:52 AM
If greater trochanteric fracture occurred during the procedure, you cannot bill it separately. But if it is diagnosed during the primary procedure. yes, you can report it with -59 modifier.