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Knee arthroscopic procedure ?

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    I am coding the professional side on a knee arthroscopic procedure.
    These procedures were completed as listed below; are my codes correct?

    Debridment of scar and osteophyte in the inferior & medial aspect of trochlea of patellofemoral joint with microfracture 29879-RT
    A lateral compartment debridment 29881-51,RT
    medial and lateral femoral condyle adhesions were shaved G0289 x2

    Thanks for your help.

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    29879, 29881 (lateral), G0289 ONLY ONCE for (medial)...
    If chondroplasty (G0289) was done in the same compartment of the meniscectomy (29881) then you can only bill for the 29881.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsaari View Post
    I am coding the professional side on a knee arthroscopic procedure.
    These procedures were completed as listed below; are my codes correct?

    Debridment of scar and osteophyte in the inferior & medial aspect of trochlea of patellofemoral joint with microfracture 29879-RT
    A lateral compartment debridment 29881-51,RT
    medial and lateral femoral condyle adhesions were shaved G0289 x2

    Thanks for your help.
    I did not see the menisectomy...

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