Menisectomy - Debridement Constitute?

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If the doc has "menisectomy" in the summary section, but in the body of the dictation he just says "debridement of meniscus" does that constitute a menisectomy? Should doc actually say "performed menisectomy by...."
 

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I would think this is adequate terminology. Since menisectomy is removal of the meniscus and in essense the torn or frayed ends of the meniscus are debrided. I personally wouldnt think twice about billing out for this.

Karen Mihevc, RHIT, CPC
 
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