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Tip of the Week: Closed Hip Reduction

By Lori Becks, RHIA
January 02, 2012

A closed hip reduction performed on a dislocated hip that has previously undergone total hip replacement requires that code 996.42 Dislocation of a prosthetic joint, be submitted as the appropriate diagnosis code and not a code from subcategory 835.0x for closed dislocation of hip. Closed reduction performed in this case can be reported with either CPT code 27265 Closed treatment of post hip arthroplasty dislocation; without anesthesia  or 27266 Closed treatment of post hip arthroplasty dislocation; requiring regional or general anesthesia.

 

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