Infographic: Coding Arthroscopic Foreign Body Removal

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  • April 29, 2016
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What the best way to code for arthroscopic removal? Depending on your payer, and whether other arthroscopic procedures are performed on the same knee during the same session, arthroscopic removal of loose or foreign body from the knee may be reported using CPT® 29874, HCPCS G0289, or not at all. This infographic will show how to decide.

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John Verhovshek, MA, CPC, is a contributing editor at AAPC. He has been covering medical coding and billing, healthcare policy, and the business of medicine since 1999. He is an alumnus of York College of Pennsylvania and Clemson University.

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  1. carol R says:

    Need Help
    I’m trying to code: 1. Lf knee arthroscopic debridement and lateral retinacular release
    2. lt knee reconstruction of medical patellofemoral ligament intra- and extra
    3. lt knee proximal patellar realignment
    my Dr. coded 27429,29877, and 27422, but UHC is denying cpt 27422, and 27429 they are bundling these codes w/29877. Could someone help me with these codes?
    Thank You!!

  2. ASaiz says:

    You’ll find a lot of suggestions and better answers to your question in the Member Forums.