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    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..

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

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    it's arthroscopic..

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

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    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. (http://eorif.com/KneeLeg/MPFL%20recon.html)

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

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