Less than a 5% meniscectomy

debiwill

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Does anyone know how much of a meniscus has to be removed before you can code for the meniscectomy?

Our surgeon performed an arthroscopically assisted anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using patellar tendon autograft. He encountered a minimal tear of the lateral meniscal inner rim, which he excised using a basket forceps. "This was less than a 5% meniscectomy".

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 

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Does anyone know how much of a meniscus has to be removed before you can code for the meniscectomy?

Our surgeon performed an arthroscopically assisted anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using patellar tendon autograft. He encountered a minimal tear of the lateral meniscal inner rim, which he excised using a basket forceps. "This was less than a 5% meniscectomy".

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
I don't believe there is a set % of the meniscus to be documented. If there is I'd love to know..
 
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