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    Default cpt code 29888 with allograft

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    Can I bill seperate for an allograft with cpt code 29888?, if so is L8699 a good choice . Its not a medicare patient either .

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    Unless the carrier specifies the use of a HCPCS code, we use a revenue code for the allograft.

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    Apr 2007


    so coder guy how do you bill it
    line 1 with 29888 with a rev code ? what rev code do you use ?
    Last edited by codedog; 03-02-2010 at 09:33 AM.

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    We use revenue code 0278 Medical/Surgical Supplies & Devices - Other Implants and it is a separate line on the claim. If you have a contract it may give you the details on which code to use or you can contact the carrier directly.

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    We bill the 29888 and HCPCS C1762 for the graft.

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    I use L8699--- and never had problem besides the carriers wanting a copy of the invoice

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    Apr 2007
    Pensacola , Florida

    Default 29888 with alograft ? What about w/autograft ?

    Is there a code for a hamstring autograft ?

    I searched everywhere and could not find one ...

    Anyone ?

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    Yes you can use L8699 per carrier and use 278 revenue code.

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    We do not bill for the graft because all the seminars/ newsletters state the "harvesting or use of a graft is included"

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    A graft harvested from the patient's knee that the surgery is being performed on is included in the procedure. A cadaver graft is billed as a supply either with a rev code or HCPCS depending on the carrier.

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