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Old 10-02-2008, 01:35 PM
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Cool Open exc of bipartite fragment of rt patella

What would you code an open excision of bipartite fragment of right patella with an open lateral retinacular release----the Doc also does an arthroscopic tricompartment synovectomy, and arthroscopic abrasion-arthroplasy and drilling of all three compartments in the knee-------I'm thinking, maybe, this open procedure may be bundled with the open lateral release---??? Any ideas would be appreciated----
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so you have the 29876, 29879 x3 and 27425. My suggestion is 27331 for bipartite patella depending on your documentation. (I have not looked at CCI edits)
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the other option for the bipartite is 27350
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