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  1. #1
    Long Island/New York
    Default Mpfl
    Medical Coding Books
    I was looking for a CPT code for medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction with allograft via scope. I came up with 29999. Does anyone have a better code?

    Always like second opinions..

  2. #2
    Just my two cents, I would look at 27427, Allografts are included in the procedure.
    Ivonne Atanacio CPC,CPB,CPMA,CPC-I

  3. #3
    Long Island/New York
    it's arthroscopic..

  4. #4
    I would go then with unlisted 29999.
    Ivonne Atanacio CPC,CPB,CPMA,CPC-I

  5. #5
    Long Island/New York
    thanks...i always like second opinions.

  6. Smile MPFL reconstruction with grafting
    If open it would be more of 27422 not 27427 --- 27422 Reconstruction of dislocating patella; with extensor realignment and/or muscle advancement or release (eg, Campbell, Goldwaite type procedure) and per AAOS included in this would be a lateral release. (

  7. #7
    Greater Pittsburgh
    I agree with 29999 for the scope and compare to 27422.
    jdemar, CPC, CMA

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