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    Question Need Code Help

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    Dr, did a debriment of lateral meniscus, need a code???
    Should I use Unlisted? he also did Multiple Synovectomy and Chondroplasty
    Ivonne Atanacio CPC, CPC- I, CBCS

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    Should post a op note...but anyway most likely it will be 29881 and maybe 29877 if done in a different compartment ....

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    Thanks for info, However can not bill 29877 with any other code therefore; can not bill this code
    Ivonne Atanacio CPC, CPC- I, CBCS

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    If the chondroplasty was done in a different compartment than the meniscectomy you can bill G0289. Be sure the op note supports billing this separately.

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    Yes..i work on the facility side and i use the g0289 on medicare cases only and use the 29877 -59 for non medicare.... Getting reimbursed with no problems,,,,,u are allowed 1 cpt code per compartment ..so i make sure the chondroplasty is done in a different compartment per op note documentation...

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    Thank you very much!!!!
    Ivonne Atanacio CPC, CPC- I, CBCS

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