Code and Modifiers Used by Orthopedic Surgeons in Medical Specialities Pertaining to Injuries and Diseases

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Fundamental of Health: Orthopaedic is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body's musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves and allows you to move, work, and be active. (AAOS)
Once devoted to the care of children with spine and limb deformities, orthopaedists now care for patients of all ages, from newborns with clubfeet to young athletes requiring arthroscopic surgery to older people with arthritis. And to anybody that can break a bone. (AAOS)
Orthopedic surgeons manage special problems of the musculoskeletal system. This involves: Diagnosis of your injury or disorder Treatment with medication, exercise, surgery or other treatment
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The physician reports CPT code 20610 (arthrocentesis, aspiration and/or injection; major joint or bursa [eg, shoulder, hip, knee joint, subacromial bursa]) for the right knee injection, and 20610-59 for the right shoulder injection. Modifier 59 distinct procedural service * 25605-76 - Physician reduces a distal radius fracture in the office on May 15 and the reduction is lost so that the fracture must be reduced a second time on May 22, the physician would report CPT code 25605 (Closed treatment of distal radial fracture [eg, Colles or Smith type] or epiphyseal separation, includes closed treatment of fracture of ulnar styloid, when performed; with manipulation) for the May 15 visit and 25605-76 to indicate a repeat reduction for the May 22 visit. * 27412 Autologous chondrocyte implantation, knee J7330 Autologous cultured chondrocytes, implant S2112* Arthroscopy, knee, surgical for harvesting of cartilage (chondrocyte cells) The asterisk indicates it is not paid by medicaid (www.priorityhealth) * CPT codes 29874 (Surgical knee arthroscopy for removal of loose body or foreign body) and 29877 (Surgical knee arthroscopy for debridement/shaving of articular cartilage) should not be reported with other knee arthroscopy codes (29871-29889). Report G0289 (Surgical knee arthroscopy for removal of loose body, foreign body, debridement/shaving of

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