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    I have a physician who dictated he performed "abrasion meniscoplasty both medial and lateral meniscus". Does any one know the code? I am not sure if I should bill 29880 or if it is unlisted since he clearly says he uses a "rasp" instead of a shaver.

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    According to the Ingenix Surgery Coding for orthopaedics it states theat angled scissors, a motorized cutter or punch forceps can be used to remove the fragments it doesn't say that it has to be a shaver so I think your ok

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    Thanks so much.

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