AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 12 (December)

Musculoskeletal, 29909 (Q&A) (December 1997)

December 1997 page 10a Coding Consultation Musculoskeletal, 29909 (Q&A) Question How do you code an arthroscopic intra-articular harvesting of autogenous osteochondral graft with the transplantation of an autogenous osteochondral graft to the medial femoral condyle, through the same incision? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, the arthroscopic intra-articular harvesting of autogenous osteochondral graft with the transplantation of the autogenous osteochondral graft to the medial femoral condyle is reported with code 29909, Unlisted procedure, arthroscopy. The chondroplasty of the knee should not be reported separately, as it is considered part of the overall procedure. Whenever reporting an unlisted...

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