Friday, November 19, 2010

Coding Hip Hemiarthroplasty

Question: This 47-year-old female had a mechanical fall and sustained left femoral neck fracture and underwent a left hemiarthroplasty of the hip. Can we coded it with 27125?

Answer: No. Code it with 27236. Hemiarthroplasty done for the fractures is coded with 27236 and hemiarthroplasty done for conditions like osteoarthritis is coded with 27125.

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