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Diagnostic knee arthroscopy

  1. Default Diagnostic knee arthroscopy
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    My surgeon performed a diagnostic left knee arthroscopy w/chondroplasty, w/lateral release patella, synovectomy-limited, and removal of loose bodies (sep incision). These are
    the codes i have chosen based on the op report.
    29877 chondroplasty
    29875 synovectomy
    27425 lateral release
    29870 diagnostic arthroscopy
    at this point, i have myself dazed and confused. Any help at this
    point would be a godsend.
    Thank you my fellow coders for any input you can offer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixiechick1968 View Post
    My surgeon performed a diagnostic left knee arthroscopy w/chondroplasty, w/lateral release patella, synovectomy-limited, and removal of loose bodies (sep incision). These are
    the codes i have chosen based on the op report.
    29877 chondroplasty
    29875 synovectomy
    27425 lateral release
    29870 diagnostic arthroscopy
    at this point, i have myself dazed and confused. Any help at this
    point would be a godsend.
    Thank you my fellow coders for any input you can offer!
    There's also an Arthroscopic Lateral Release code for the knee (29873). Your code selections are correct, but after CCI Edits, you would only end up with the Arthroscopic Lateral Release (29873).

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