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    Default 29880 and G0289

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    I have a question that I'm hoping I can get some help on.

    One of our doc billed out the following for one of our medicare patients

    29880/LT-Arthroscopy surgical wtih meniscectomy medial and lateral including any menical shaving. diagnosis code 836.0

    G0289-Arthoscopy knee surgical for removal of loose body foreign body debridement /shaving of articular cartilage (chrondroplasty at the time of other surgical knee arthroscopy in a different compartment of the same knee. diagnosis code 715.36.

    I know the usual denial that happens is that the G code is included in the other arthroscopy. This one denied as not medically necessary? When i called they pointed me to the LCD and from what i can see we billed everything out correctly. I was wondering if anyone else had come up against this issue before.

    Any suggestions would be helpful.


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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    you a dx code for chrondromalacia not osteoarthritis.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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