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Oct 24th, 2016 - sportystar101

Meniscal repair bundled with menisectomy?

My hospital coder says that a meniscal repair bundles in to a menisectomy. Here are the procedures done.

ACL reconstruction
Medial meniscus repair of bucket handle tear with medial menisectomy
microfracture of chondral defect on femoral condyle and chondroplasty.

I submitted the code for ACL reconstruction, Medial meniscus repair, and microfracture.

The coder took the code away for the meniscus repair and just put in for the menisectomy instead.

Is this accurate? A meniscus repair is a larger more complex procedure and the menisectomy was just to smooth out the edges.

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