Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with meniscectomy including debridement/shaving of articular cartilage, same or separate compartment(s), when performed

Knee Arthroscopy with Meniscus Repair: Code 29881 encompasses knee arthroscopy with concurrent meniscus repair, providing a comprehensive representation of combined orthopedic interventions.

Details

CPT code:

29881

Category:

Category I

Section:

Surgery

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery

Type:

Surgical

Orthopedic procedures involving both knee arthroscopy and meniscus repair are accurately documented using CPT code 29881. This code serves as a comprehensive descriptor for healthcare providers performing these combined interventions, ensuring precise documentation for billing and reimbursement purposes. By utilizing this code, healthcare professionals communicate the intricate nature of the procedures performed, facilitating accurate reimbursement for orthopedic interventions aimed at addressing knee issues.

Under what category does Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with meniscectomy including debridement/shaving of articular cartilage, same or separate compartment(s), when performed fall?

Category I

What is the billing unit for Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with meniscectomy including debridement/shaving of articular cartilage, same or separate compartment(s), when performed?

Per Knee Joint

Modifiers

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Clinical use

Knee Arthroscopy with Meniscus Repair: Knee arthroscopy with concurrent meniscus repair.

Documentation

Documentation should include the indication for surgery, details of the arthroscopy, and specifics of the meniscus repair.

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