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    If the doc has "menisectomy" in the summary section, but in the body of the dictation he just says "debridement of meniscus" does that constitute a menisectomy? Should doc actually say "performed menisectomy by...."

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    I would think this is adequate terminology. Since menisectomy is removal of the meniscus and in essense the torn or frayed ends of the meniscus are debrided. I personally wouldnt think twice about billing out for this.

    Karen Mihevc, RHIT, CPC

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    debridement of meniscus constitutes meniscectomy.

    Mary, CPC, COSC

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