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    A synovectomy was done in the patellofemoral joint, medial and lateral compartments due to the amount of synovitis. Chondroplasty in the patella for grade 2 to 3 chondromalacia. Partial lateral menisectomy for deep posterior horn tear.
    Is it correct to bill as 29881, 29876
    not sure since only synovectomy was done in the medial comp. If i can bill as 29881-lateral, 29875-medial, 29877-patella. To capture the chondroplasty as well.

    Please help

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    Columbia, MO
    you will need to substitute the G0289 for the 29877 as it is bundled per CCI edit with the 29881 and non modifieable and you may need a 59 modifier on the 29875.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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