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    Just wondering if anyone billed a total knee replacement along w/a synovectomy? I fellow coder stated that the synovectomy is an actual process of the 27447...CCI states w/the appropriate allowed mod it may be billed to any feedback....Thanks!

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    Greater Pittsburgh
    It is incidental to the 27447. Unless your Dr. went over and above the norm, and in that case I would add a -22 modifier and send the documentation to prove it.
    jdemar, CPC, CMA

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