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Outpatient Facility Coding Alert

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Confirm Bi-Compartmental Synovectomy Before Billing 29881, 29876

Question: I’m working on a claim where the provider performs a right knee chondroplasty, a right lateral meniscectomy, and a right medial and lateral synovectomy. Would you code these procedures as 29877, 29881, and 29876, respectively? California Subscriber Answer: Whenever working on knee arthroscopies in which the surgeon performs multiple procedures, you must make sure to check for any Correct [...]

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