AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Acl shrinkage/debridement

  1. #1

    Post Acl shrinkage/debridement

    AAPC: Back to School
    An acl shrinkage and debridement of the partial torn acl was done using an oratek wand for laxity. I know an unlisted code of 29999 is used for this type of procedure since there is not one specific.

    My question is does anyone know what to charge for this unlisted code?

  2. #2


    we compare it to arthroscopic knee debridement/shaving of the articular cartilage -CPT Code 29877 with RVU 16.11

Similar Threads

  1. ACL debridement - I have an op note
    By LTibbetts in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-08-2012, 08:35 AM
  2. Help with acl debridement
    By amartinez1 in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-22-2011, 11:38 AM
  3. Shrinkage of ACL
    By cconroycpch in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-03-2011, 08:00 AM
  4. Acl debridement
    By SWILSON77 in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-14-2009, 08:47 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.