ACL reconstruction with bone-tendon-bone allograft

MollyBK62

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Hi,
I am brand new to ortho surgery. First of all, are there any resources which detail ortho surgeries that anyone can recommend? Second, when coding a ACL reconstruction with bone-tendon-bone allograft and partial medial meniscectomy, what codes would I use?
I am so confused.
 

gsteeves

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Hi Molly,

You can use 29888 for the ACL and 29881 for Meniscectomy (medial or lateral) without any bundling issues.

I recommend Coding Companion for Orthopaedics. There are two books one for lower extremities and one for upper.

Good luck,
Gail Steeves, CPC
 

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29888 Arthroscopically aided anterior cruciate ligament repair/augmentation or reconstruction
29881 Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with meniscectomy (medial OR lateral, including any meniscal shaving) including debridement/shaving of articular cartilage (chondroplasty), same or separate compartment(s), when performed

if autograft is used then you can use 20924 (Tendon graft, from a distance (eg, palmaris, toe extensor, plantaris)) if it was harvested from other leg.


For graft if coding for facility

if allograft is used you can try use C1763 Connective tissue, nonhuman (includes synthetic)/C1763 Connective tissue, nonhuman (includes synthetic)/L8699 Prosthetic implant, not otherwise specified
 
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