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Diagnostic ankle arthroscopy

  1. #1
    Birmingham, Alabama
    Default Diagnostic ankle arthroscopy
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    I'm absolutely stumped-

    Dr. wants to do a diagnostic ankle scope.. no debridement, no synovectomy, just going in and looking at the ankle joint. What CPT code would work for that?


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    What is the diagnosis? Is there the smallest chance he might just debride something? If not I'm thinking you will have to go unlisted.

  3. #3
    Birmingham, Alabama
    The diagnosis was synovitis. Ultimately, the patient opted out of doing surgery.


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