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  1. Tanesha Posted 1 month(s) agoRelated Topics

    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?

  2. SuperCoder Posted 1 month(s) ago

    Hi,

     

    Provider needs to perform arthroplasty by excising the damaged meniscus, which is not done in this case. So, you should append modifier 52.

     

    Thanks.

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  • Posted by 105405 Tanesha, 1 month(s) ago. There are 2 posts. The latest reply is from SuperCoder.