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Orthopedic Coding Alert

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Separate Dx, Surgical Arthroscopies

Question: Notes indicate that the orthopedist performed an arthroscopy on a patient’s right knee. What is the correct code for this scenario? Minnesota Subscriber Answer: Which code is the correct one is a fairly open question without much more information. But here’s the basics of choosing the correct knee arthroscopy code. Diagnostic: When the orthopedist performs a diagnostic knee arthroscopy, [...]