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ankle arthroscopy

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    Look @ 29897. CPT 29891 it states including drilling of the defect , your op note states debridement down to stable bone base I see no drilling. The removal of loose body and synovitis is included in 29897.
    Last edited by jdemar; 10-06-2011 at 01:54 PM.
    jdemar, CPC, CMA

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    no i would not, because it is included and the ankle is NOT like the knee with separate compartments and your note only states anterolateral portal.
    jdemar, CPC, CMA

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