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Topic Originator: Anna Weaver
Post Date February 19, 2009 @ 4:23 PM

Anna Weaver
February 19, 2009 @ 4:23 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Dr did an ORIF procedure code 27245. No problems with that, no questions. My question is:
While he was doing the ORIF he added Allomatrix graft. In the OP report it says: "Due to bone quality and also degree of comminution, we used Allograft bone matrix (AlloMatrix) putty, this was mixed and formed and was packed at the area of the comminuted intertrochanteric, subtrochanteric proximal femur."
Can he bill for the DBM or is this only billed on the facility side? I can't find a solid answer for this. So any help appreciated. Thanks!

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