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    if you do a diagnostic arthroscopy can you also bill for an open procedure? also if you do an athroscopic procedure and then do additional open procedures can both be billed?

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    Apr 2007
    Duluth, Minnesota


    if it's an arthroscopic procedure - you code the arthroscopic procedure
    if it's an arthroscopic procedure, that turns to an open procedure - you code the open procedure (not both)
    {that's my opinion on the posted matter}
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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