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    Do anyone have an idea what this means, provider documented procedure as (L) knee APA
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    Quote Originally Posted by jijikaren View Post
    Do anyone have an idea what this means, provider documented procedure as (L) knee APA
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    I wonder if the handwritting is just sloppy and the 'K' looks like a 'P'. That would make sense. ABA = Above Knee Amputation, Left

    Just a thought...
    Julie Graham, BA, CPC, CCC

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    Quote Originally Posted by jewlz0879 View Post
    I wonder if the handwritting is just sloppy and the 'K' looks like a 'P'. That would make sense. ABA = Above Knee Amputation, Left

    Just a thought...
    Anterior patellar arthroscopy? I'm totally guessing - I have no idea...

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    Okay, I think I was close...but now my guess is anterolateral portal arthroscopy...

    http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/node/1060

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    This explains all of the different arthroscopy approaches (with pictures!), and has an advisory blog at the top, with obvious, passive-aggressive undertones, which I found to be both amusing and informative. I don't suppose he had anyone in particular in mind when he wrote it?

    http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/node/1061

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    Ha! That is awesome. Thanks!
    Julie Graham, BA, CPC, CCC

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