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Orthopedic Coding Alert

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Check Out the Endoscopic Base Codes for Orthopedists

They could affect your reimbursement Learning Medicare's multiple-endoscopy rule is a time-consuming endeavor, but now you can educate yourself on this rule without one major hassle: memorizing the endoscopic base codes for orthopedic procedures. We've listed the base codes you need to know right here so you can put an end to the guesswork.

BASE CODE        FAMILY MEMBERS 29805, Shoulder arthroscopy                            29806-29826
29830, Elbow arthroscopy                                  29834-29838
29840, Wrist arthroscopy                                   29843-29847
29860, Hip arthroscopy                                      29861-29863
29870, Knee arthroscopy                                   29871-29887


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