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    Question Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession

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    I have always coded an endoscopic GIMR with 29999. I have a new Physician telling me he wants it billed as 27687 because the descipiton does not state the approach. Does anyone have any information on this?

    Thank You,
    Stacy Law, CPC

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    Apr 2007
    Oak Brook, IL


    Well is he using the scope to see and then actually going in any cutting the gastrocenumius?? then if so I would bill 27687. He is correct the code doesn't state how you would go in and do a rescession.

    Hope that helps!

    Katie Werner, CPC, CPMA

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