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    Doctor did an arthroscopic reconstruction of a failed ACL reconstruction and the preoperative DX included anterior tibial cortical defect which was caused by a tibial screw placed during the initial reconstruction. During the second reconstruction, the doctor placed a cancellous allograft bone dowel into the defect. Would this be included in the reconstruction and just charge for the bone dowel or an unlisted procedure? Any opinions and/or previous experience with this would be appreciated.

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    since you code for an ASC, you will only be able to capture the 29888 and then the allograft.

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