AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 9 (September)

Coding Communication: Arthroscopic Femoroplasty/Acetabuloplasty/Labral Repair (29914-29916) (September 2011)

Septempber 2011 pages 5-7 Coding Communication: Arthroscopic Femoroplasty/Acetabuloplasty/Labral Repair (29914-29916) Three new codes have been added to the hip arthroscopy family of codes for reporting arthroscopic hip reconstructive procedures (hip arthroscopy with femoroplasty, acetabuloplasty, and labral repair). Codes 29914, 29915, and 29916 represent procedures performed specifically for the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). FAI is a condition in which the femoral head and acetabulum (the ball and socket) do not fit perfectly, causing friction during hip movements and resulting in damage within the hip joint. The damage can occur to the articular cartilage (the smooth white surface of the...

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