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    Good morning..
    My doc did bilateral knee scopes on a patient. The rt knee was coded 29881 and 29875 w/ 59 mod. The lft knee was 29877 w/ 59 and lft mod...Medicare is denying the lft knee as inclusive... Is there something different that I should attach to show Medicare this is two different surgeries?? thanks!
    Sherry

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    Medicare bundles the 29877 with any code used, I would bill with G0289.
    Ivonne Atanacio CPC, CPC- I, CBCS

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    I know they deny if its on the same knee...but these are two separate knees...but I just spoke to Medicare and they said exactly what you just said...thank you so much for replying! have a great day!

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    You are welcome and Thank you.
    Ivonne Atanacio CPC, CPC- I, CBCS

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