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Medial cruciate ligament repair

  1. Question Medial cruciate ligament repair
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    I have a dr. who did a MCL & an ACL repair - would you just code the 29888?

    thanks for the imput.
    Sheila, CPC

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    Should be 29888 and 29881 w/ modifier 59

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    Quote Originally Posted by seslinger View Post
    I have a dr. who did a MCL & an ACL repair - would you just code the 29888?

    thanks for the imput.
    Sheila, CPC
    A little confused about question.....an MCL is medial collateral ligament, I do not think it is included in and ACL anterior cruciate ligament repair.

    Would really need to see op report to help you out better.

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    Was the repair open or arthroscopic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seslinger View Post
    I have a dr. who did a MCL & an ACL repair - would you just code the 29888?

    thanks for the imput.
    Sheila, CPC
    if open 27405....if scope unlisted 29999 and compare to 27405. MCL is NOT included in ACL repair/reconstruction.

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