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    Default Arthroscopic microfracture question

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    This is probably a silly question but I was wondering if you can code a microfracture, 29879 when performed in the same compartment of the knee as a meniscectomy, 29881 ???

    Thanks in advance for any responses,


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    Sure can!
    Bruce Crandall, CPC
    North Carolina Specialty Hospital
    Durham, NC

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    According to Code-X 2010. You cannot bill 29879 with 29881 unless it is in a separate compartment.

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    According to CCI edits they don't bundle and you can.

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