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    Question 29880 medical & lateral, 29877 patellofemoral

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    and excision of a cyst anterior knee. The cyst is not stated as bakers or popliteal just a mass. Any insight on coding the mass and the combination of codes?

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    You can give 27328 for excision of mass, knee, as mass growth is intramuscular-
    If you go for the mass excision, meniscectomy is included. So, dont code 29881.
    If you can manage with 29881, you can code 29877 also and bill on the same date.

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    I would like to see the scrubbed version of this op note before I respond. You didnt provide enough info about the case (scope vs open..compartments, etc) to assess an opinion.
    Last edited by mbort; 08-18-2008 at 09:31 AM. Reason: typo

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