Tanesha Posted Mon 15th of January, 2018 23:30:49 PM
A Unicompartmental Arthroplasty (main procedure) was performed to the bilateral knees and 99% of the procedure was done except the meniscectomy as described in the Coders Desk Reference of 27446. Will I have to place a modifier 52 on this?
SuperCoder Answered Tue 16th of January, 2018 01:03:52 AM
Provider needs to perform arthroplasty by excising the damaged meniscus, which is not done in this case. So, you should append modifier 52.