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Arthroscopic OATS Procedure

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    Good Morning,
    I need help ! What code should be used to report an arthroscopic OATS procedure ? Would it be 29866 / 29867 depending on graft ?
    Thanks in advance !

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    Yes, those are the codes I've been told to use.

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    Thanks for the confirmation !

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    Yes those are the codes I use also.

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    Long Island/New York
    has anyone had any difficulty getting the scope or open procedure (OATS) paid...especially by BC/BS? Just curious.

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    Nashville, TN
    Yes, we have had some trouble. Sometimes it is denied experimental. Usually we can clear it up with a letter of medical necessity. Just in case, we have our patients sign a waiver beforehand promising to cover the charge if insurance does not.

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