AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 11 (November)

Musculoskeletal System (November 2000)

November 2000 page 11 Coding Consultation Musculoskeletal System, Surgery, 27425 (Q&A) Question My physician performs an arthroscopy of the knee with menisectomy and a lateral retinacular release. There is no code included in the arthroscopic knee section that identifies the release of the retinaculum via arthroscopic approach. What code should be used to identify this procedure? AMA Comment Code 27425, Lateral retinacular release (any method), includes language that allows this code to be used when this procedure is performed using any method. Therefore, this code may be used if a lateral retinacular release is performed via arthroscopy. Musculoskeletal...

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