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    Can anyone tell me if they know whether 29876 would be included in 29877?

    The op states left knee diagnostic and surgical arthroscopy with debridement of extensive snyovitis of knee, all three compartments, particularly the medial aspect of knee with chondroplasty of the femoral intercondylar groove and patellar articular surface and distal medial femoral condyle and removal of numerous loose bodies throughout the knee.

    If I use these codes together, I get CCI edits stating they cannot be used together and modifiers don't work.

    Thanks everyone!!

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    could be you need to use the G code instead of the 29877 - ie G0289.

  3. #3
    You can you the G codes like pp suggested for each additional compartment of the knee (medial, lateral, patellafemoral) that the surgeon worked in. The second G needs a 59 modifier.

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