Can 29880 and 29881 be billed together?
Do not use CPT code 29881 and 29880 together unless the procedures are performed on different knee. If performed on different knee, use them together will appropriate modifier.
What is the difference between CPT code 29880 and 29881?
By definition, 29880 reports meniscectomy in both the medial and lateral compartments, while 29881 defines a meniscectomy in either the medial or lateral compartment.
Does CPT 29881 need a modifier?
Modifier 59 is appended to CPT code 29881 to indicate a distinct separate procedure in a different anatomic location (lateral repair vs medial meniscectomy).
Can CPT code 29881 and 29876 be billed together?
CPT Code 29881 would be reported for the meniscectomy in addition to 29876 for the synovectomy. Modifier 59 is appended to CPT code 29876 to identify it as a distinct procedure performed in a different compartment.
Can 29881 and 29879 be billed together?
The code 29879 can be assigned in addition to 29881. Note: Sometimes a physician may indicate he did a meniscus repair when he really meant a meniscectomy. The operative report may include some description of sutures or “arrows” into the meniscus if a repair was performed.
Can 29881 and 29875 be billed together?
Both procedures code 29881 and 29875 were performed on the same anatomically related region (knee); therefore, 29875 cannot be reported with 29881 and the use of modifier 59 is not supported. As a result, reimbursement is not recommended.
Can CPT code 29876 be billed with 29881?
CPT Code 29881 would be reported for the meniscectomy in addition to 29876 for the synovectomy.
Can CPT codes 29888 and 29881 be billed together?
These codes can be billed together, however you need to make sure that your diagnoses are linked properly. You wouldn’t do a menisectomy for an ACL tear, so if your diagnosis is not correct it could be denied for medical necessity.