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    I hope you can help clear up some confusion regarding billing 29877 when it is the only procedure performed. I understand that you can only bill 29877 once no matter how many compartments the chondroplasty is performed in. However, Medicare and some of the private carriers in TN allow us go bill the G0289. My question is can we bill 29877 for medial compartment and then G0289 for lateral compartment if the chondroplasty is the only procedure performed?

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    Columbus, OH


    G0289 is not billable with 29877. If all that is done is chondroplasty, then you can only bill 29877 alone. G0289 can be billed with other arthroscopic codes if the chondroplasty was performed in another compartment and doesn't bundle with other codes in that compartment.
    Kathy Daniel, CPC, COSC

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    Thank you very much. That is what I was thinking but I wanted to check with other coders to see if I was correct. Thanks again for the help.

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