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Trephination of medial meniscus

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    Arthroscopically my surgeon is doing a medial meniscectomy and also a trephination of the meniscus. This is reducing the pressure and producing "bleeding in the region". Is this considered same as pick arthroplasty, 29879?

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    no unfortunately this is unlisted 29999
    Mary, CPC, CANPC, COSC

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    Mary, what would you compare your unlisted code to for this trephination?

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    We compare our unlisted code for trephination to CPT 29879.

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