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Chondroplasty question for Medicare

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    You can use G codes in an ASC the question would be why would you because they don't pay as much as the procedure. And really the only time you would use a G code in an ASC would be if there was not a procedure code for the what the doctor did. thought I would share my info because I had this same question and went to the chapter president and that is what she told me.

    good luck

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    For an ASC facility, G0289 carries an N1 status code and can't be used. The level 1 equivalent is 29877 and is only used for Medicare patients when that is the only procedure being performed. G0289 can be used by the doctor.

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