Menisectomy and loose body

scooter1

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I need some help. I have had a problem lately with denials for Arthroscopic removal of a loose body from the knee when performed with a menisectomy.

Patient has a Arthroscopic Lateral menisectomy
and removal of a 2cm loose body in the suprapatellar pouch.

I ordinarily would code 29881 and G0289-59 . But the G0289 gets denied as included in the 29881, even though it is in a separate compartment. Was I incorrect to code that ?
I have only had this problem in the last few months. . . . . I now chondroplasty are now
inclusive to the 29881, but I thought we could still charge for the loose body.

Any thoughts ?
 

nyyankees

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I need some help. I have had a problem lately with denials for Arthroscopic removal of a loose body from the knee when performed with a menisectomy.

Patient has a Arthroscopic Lateral menisectomy
and removal of a 2cm loose body in the suprapatellar pouch.

I ordinarily would code 29881 and G0289-59 . But the G0289 gets denied as included in the 29881, even though it is in a separate compartment. Was I incorrect to code that ?
I have only had this problem in the last few months. . . . . I now chondroplasty are now
inclusive to the 29881, but I thought we could still charge for the loose body.

Any thoughts ?
You'll need to appeal but you should get paid...
 
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