I had a question on Ortho coding and I was hoping to pick all your brains. I am needing references and resources also.
CPT code 27506 – (Open treatment of femoral shaft fracture, with/without external fixation, with insertion of intramedullary implant, with/without cerclage and/or locking screws) is the code in question.
Do your doctors bill this code? How do they bill for percutaneous insertion of the intramedullary implant using that code as there isn't a dedicated percutaneous code.
My understanding of the 'open' procedure is in the traditional fashion with an incision through the skin, subQ, muscle, down to the bone. I know there isn't a percutaneous code for this type of procedure so would you use the 27506 with a modifier to show reduced services?
I would greatly appreciate any advice, opinions, comments and any resources you may have. I am drawing a blank with google searches. Thank you in advance,
Mary Dressler, CPC, CEMC
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