Renee Posted Mon 15th of August, 2016 12:07:29 PM
my provider is doing a revision surgery to replace only the ball of the hip. he said it is neither the acetabular nor the femoral ~ only the ball. could this be billed with 27138 with a -52 modifier for reduced services? or will it have to be submitted under an unlisted code? thank you for your help
SuperCoder Answered Tue 16th of August, 2016 10:23:08 AM
There is no specific code for "ball of hip" replacement. Use unlisted code for this procedure.