29888 with 29882- Modifer needed?

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New to coding orthopedics on my own and need a little assist. I read through the forums and online resources and found contradicting advice so thought I would check with Ya'll...

Doctor did:
ACL repair 29888 + Lateral meniscus repair 29882
with an assistant surgeon
Rt Knee
UHC insurance

When I check the CCI edits I don't find anything so I would think I just report
29888-RT, 29882-RT and for the assistant 29888-80-RT, 29882-80-RT
however on other forum posts with these same codes I have seen arguements for using either a 51 or 59 with the second code :confused:.
My brain may be on the fritz this afternoon, but I just can't find a solid answer. Thanks in advance :eek:

Elizabeth
 
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