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    Default Total knee w/complete synovectomy??

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    Good morning,
    Doctor did the following:

    1. Total knee arthroplasty
    2. Excision of a small neoplasm and complete synovectomy.

    Stupid question...is the excision of neoplasm and complete synovectomy bundled with the total knee?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

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    my first guess is "yes"

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    Synovectomy, 27334-27335 is included per CCI. Tumor excision, 27327-27329 is also included.

    I use Coding Companion books by Ingenix for Orthopaedics-Lower: Hips and Below and Ortho-Upper: Spine and Above. They are really helpful -- they desribe the procedure, give Medicare RVUs, global days, CCI edits, and typical Dxs that apply. I couldn't code Ortho surgery without them.

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    Thank you both for your response. Just making sure I'm not missing something!

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    Not enough info to answer that. Seems as though it's not bundled.

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