Correct coding can be a challenge which is why AAOS offers coding advice on a fee-for-service basis for its members. Your submission will be reviewed by the AAOS Coding Coverage & Reimbursement Committee along with AAOS staff. These services are available on a per unit basis. One unit of service is equivalent to 30 minutes (or less) of time. The cost for this is $50 per unit. At this time, the service is only available to current AAOS members.
Please keep in mind the responses given are the sole opinion of members of the AAOS Coding Coverage and Reimbursement Committee and AAOS staff based on their interpretation of coding and billing rules and guidelines. It does not represent an official position of the AAOS or a legally binding opinion. AAOS reserves the right to rescind or amend its answer at any time. If an official recommendation is needed, one should contact the AMA as they are the only entity who can give an official interpretation of CPT.
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