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CPT 29881 & 27446 Different Compartments HELP!!

Diana2032

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Good morning,

If the provider performs 29881 (with dx of medial meniscus tear) at the medial compartment and then 27446 (with dx of knee osteoarthritis) at the lateral compartment, can I bill both codes with modifier 59 since they are different compartments? Both procedures are being done during the same operative session however, the provider dictated two different operative notes. Please advise.

Thank you so much!!
 

Orthocoderpgu

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Two separate compartments

These are being performed in two separate compartments, sounds like you should be able to bill both with a modifier since they do hit an edit.
 
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