AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 11 (November)

Surgery/Musculoskeletal System (November 2008)

November 2008 page 10c Surgery/Musculoskeletal System, 29999 (Q&A) Question: What code is used to report an endoscopic gastrocnemius recession, a nonsurgical technique used to treat deformities and abnormalities of the foot? Answer: There is no specific CPT code to describe endoscopic gastrocnemius recession. This procedure should be reported using code 29999, Unlisted procedure, arthroscopy. While code 29999 uses the term "arthroscopic" and the joint space is not entered, code 29999 is located in the section for arthroscopic or endoscopic procedures of the musculoskeletal system and is intended to include unlisted endoscopic services. When an unlisted code is reported...

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