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help w/dx codes please

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    procedure:

    Arthroscopic partial medial meniscectomy ... 29881 (right? )

    Dx : Complex most posterior medial horn tear,
    midbody plus mild tricompartmental degenerative arthritis

    I have some ideas but have spent so much time on it that now I think I have gone in circles ...

    Thanks for your help

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    Hi,

    717.2, 715.96

    Regards,
    Dr. Poonam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rie View Post
    procedure:

    Arthroscopic partial medial meniscectomy ... 29881 (right? )

    Dx : Complex most posterior medial horn tear,
    midbody plus mild tricompartmental degenerative arthritis

    I have some ideas but have spent so much time on it that now I think I have gone in circles ...

    Thanks for your help

    717.3 and 715.96

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    Why not 717.2???

    Regards,
    Dr. Poonam

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    Quote Originally Posted by poonamsawant View Post
    Hi,

    717.2, 715.96

    Regards,
    Dr. Poonam
    Hi Poonam

    I think since there is also a midbody tear, we would go for 717.3. What are your views.

    Thanks,
    Saurabh

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    Hi,

    I always prefer specific codes over other / unspecified, in this case Dx- posterior horn medial meniscus tear, made me assign 717.2

    Regards,
    Dr. Poonam

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    Hello,
    But I think we should not overlook that medial meniscus had a midbody tear. Should we go ahead and pick posterior horn tear or we take into consideration all the tears involved in the medial meniscus and code accordingly? There could be question for the coder later if they leave off midbody tear.
    Thanks,
    Saurabh

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    Hi,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Regards,
    Dr. Poonam

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