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    Please suggest possible CPT codes for:

    partial medial and lateral meniscectomy
    chondroplasty medial & lateral femoral condyle
    resection of multiple intra-articular loose bodies

    ...done arthroscopically.

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    are you coding for a physician and who is the insurance carrier?
    Mary, CPC, CANPC, COSC

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    Coding for physician, mix of all payers

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    For commercial carriers: 29880 you can possibly capture the loose bodies with 29874-59 IF the loose body is NOT in the medial or lateral compartment.

    For Medicare: 29880, if loose body is compartment other than medial or lateral then you would report with G0289

    Chondroplasty is not codable for either carrier since it was done in the medial and lateral compartments.

    Hope this helps
    Mary, CPC, CANPC, COSC

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