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    Good Morning all! I need help! (sometimes literally!) a patient had a total knee done and an autologous grafting to large cyst in the medial femoral condyle same knee. can this be reported together and if so what code do i use for the grafting? Thanks in advance!

    Jen

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPenland CPC View Post
    Good Morning all! I need help! (sometimes literally!) a patient had a total knee done and an autologous grafting to large cyst in the medial femoral condyle same knee. can this be reported together and if so what code do i use for the grafting? Thanks in advance!

    Jen
    hmmmmm I dont "think" that it is separately reportable.
    why: because in the lay description it states "Depending on the integrity of the joint surface of the patella, the physician may also make a bone cut to remove damaged cartilage. If the joint surface is healthy, it is left intact."

    anybody else have any thoughts?

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    Thank you! i figured it wasnt reportable, but you know how we always second guess ourselves!! i appreciate your input.

    Jen P

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