AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2020 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Arthroscopic Manipulation and Nonexcisional Debridement of Knee Joint

A patient presents with a painful knee, status post right total knee replacement. In the operative suite, arthroscopic manipulation of the right knee was performed under anesthesia to break up the adhesions. Next, arthroscopic inspection revealed peripatellar, suprapatellar, medial, and lateral gutter scar tissue, which was removed by non-excisional debridement. How should non-excisional debridement of the knee be coded since there is no body part value for joint in the root operation Extraction? ...

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