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    Could please use your opinions

    my doc is doing repair of ligament in ankle outside of ankle joint (27698) which states that in includes limited synovectomy. he is also doing arthroscopic synovectomy inside of the ankle joint.

    would you code the scope since he is going inside of the joint??


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    I'd code the scope and include v64.43 if the note supports it.
    Bruce Crandall, CPC
    North Carolina Specialty Hospital
    Durham, NC

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