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ortho1991

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Hi All,

I have a question about the new 2012 codes.

29877 - G0289 are now included in 29880 and 29881.

now if our Doc. performs a 29880, 29876 and G0289 can we bill for the 29876 and the G0289 and not bill the 29880. 29876 has a higher RVU value and G0289 is not included in 29876.

Please any thoughts on this will be appreciated.

Thank you
 

OCD_coder

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You need to specify what compartments you are billing to help get quality reponses.

If your synovectomy is in the medial and lateral compartments, you could not bill a 29880 separately if they were done in the medial and lateral compartments also. The chondroplasty has not been bundled by description in the CPT with the 29876 as of yet, so yes you could bill a 29876/G0289 combo vs a 29880 if the documentation supports those codes.
 

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You need to specify what compartments you are billing to help get quality reponses.

If your synovectomy is in the medial and lateral compartments, you could not bill a 29880 separately if they were done in the medial and lateral compartments also. The chondroplasty has not been bundled by description in the CPT with the 29876 as of yet, so yes you could bill a 29876/G0289 combo vs a 29880 if the documentation supports those codes.
 
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