AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 1 (January)
Musculoskeletal System, 29909 (Q&A) (January 1999)
January 1999 page 11 Coding Consultation Musculoskeletal System, 29909 (Q&A) Question One of our surgeons performed an arthroscopic medial capsular shrinkage. What CPT code should I use to report this procedure? AMA Comment Since CPT does not have a specific code for arthroscopic medial capsular shrinkage, you should use code the unlisted procedure code 29909 to report the service. When reporting an unlisted code to describe a procedure or service, it will be necessary to submit supporting documentation (eg, procedure report) along with the claim to provide an adequate description of the nature, extent, need for the procedure...
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