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    Medicare patient had a medial meniscectomy with synovectomy and chondroplasty done in the patellofemoral compartment. Does the chondroplasty take precedent over the synovectomy? Synovectomy is the more extensive procedure, but chondroplasty generally includes soft-tissue debridement. Opionions would be appreciated.

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    Code G0289 should be billed for the chondroplasty for medicare.Bill with the synovectomy.

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