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    Can a physician bill two units of code 29877 (chondroplasty) if procedures are performed in two different compartments of the knee (medial and patellofemoral)? No arthroscopy or other procedures were performed, only the chondroplasty.

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    No, you can only bill one time for code 29877, because it can technically be up to three compartments.

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    Thank you so much!

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