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Don't Forget Medical Necessity
Other perspectives on TKR
All guidance in articles provided is based on my personal interpretation of the CMS regulations and information provided in the Federal Register. This does not represent R1 RCM, Inc. official policy or guarantee any results on audit or appeal.
Total Joint Replacement- Inpatient or Outpatient?
As of 2020, HCPCS 27130, total hip arthroplasty, will be removed from the inpatient only list. All concepts discussed for TKA status determinations also apply to THA. Note that same day discharge patients, more common with THA, should always be outpatient. See disclaimer below
My interpretations of the Rule
AAOS TKA Status FAQ 1-31-18