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In Episode 82, Heather Bryans speaks to IGC selection for pathologic fracture and then turns her attention to PCS coding of laminectomy, including the rods, screws, and approach. Another question involves an ED visit during the global period of a laminectomy. What are the correct modifiers in this instance? Finally, Ms Bryans discusses reporting a case in which the surgeon debrided the wound  and also treated the fracture. Congratulations to today’s winner, Laura! This mugshot is our lovely friend, Eva.

 

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