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    Here is the scenario...The surgeon attempts a repair of the meniscus using a hi-cost suture...The meniscus tears so he removes the suture and instead performs a menisectomy. Do you code both? If so using what modifier for the failed repair?

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    Columbus, OH
    Was this done during the same surgery? If so, I would say he can only code for the menisectomy.
    Kathy Daniel, CPC, COSC

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    I agree with Kathy, you can only bill the meniscectomy.

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