How to Bill and Get Paid for Unlisted Procedures
AAOSNow – September 2019
by Cheryl Toth
Orthopaedic surgeons often perform procedures for which no specific Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) exists. For example, hip surgeons often are frustrated that there are no codes for periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) or labral reconstruction.
“Now that orthopaedic surgeons are experienced with basic hip arthroscopy techniques, many are doing more advanced surgeries,” said orthopaedic surgeon Michael R. Marks, MD, MBA, a senior consultant with KarenZupko & Associates, Inc. (KZA).