Submit a Coding Question

Correct coding can be a challenge which is why AAOS offers free coding advice for its members. Your submission will be reviewed by the AAOS Coding Coverage & Reimbursement Committee along with AAOS staff. These services are available to AAOS members for 10 free inquiries per year. However, subscribers of AAOS software Code-X are granted unlimited submission of questions per year. At this time, the service is only available to current AAOS members.

When submitting a coding question, please be sure to include the following information: 

  • AAOS Member name and member ID#
  • De-identified, completed operative report
  • Diagnosis(es)
  • Indication for procedure
  • Physician's suggested coding for the operative note provided

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 as they own CPT.

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