AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2019 Issue 3; For Your Information

Manipulation of knee joint

A patient status post knee arthroplasty developed arthrofibrosis and presented for manipulation under anesthesia. He underwent an adductor canal block for postoperative pain control followed by propofol anesthetic and a gentle manipulation of the knee was performed. The code descriptor for CPT code 27570 specifies “general anesthesia.” How is manipulation of the knee joint coded when performed under propofol? ...

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