Answer: The suprapatellar pouch is part of the patellofemoral compartment. Therefore, the procedures that your surgeon performed are in separate compartments and you can report both codes. Your claim should appear as follows:
- 29881--Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with meniscectomy (medial OR lateral, including any meniscal shaving)
- 29875-59---synovectomy, limited (e.g., plica or shelf resection) (separate procedure); distinct procedural service .