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Medical codes to document the meniscectomy procedure

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Meniscectomy is a surgery to repair meniscus or remove all or part of a torn meniscus. Learn more about the medical codes for documenting this.

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Medical codes to document the meniscectomy procedure

  1. 1. 8596 E. 101st Street, Suite H Tulsa, OK 74133 www.outsourcestrategies.com Medical Codes to Document the Meniscectomy Procedure 918-221-7769
  2. 2. 8596 E. 101st Street, Suite H Tulsa, OK 74133 www.outsourcestrategies.com Meniscectomy is a surgery to repair meniscus or remove all or part of a torn meniscus. The procedure is recommended if there is a small tear at the outer edge of the meniscus, a moderate to large tear at the outer edge of the meniscus, a tear that spreads from the red zone into the inner two- thirds of the meniscus or a tear in the white zone of the meniscus. For correct reimbursement, orthopedic surgeons conducting meniscectomy should correctly document the procedure in the patients’ medical records. A reliable medical billing and coding company can help physicians simplify the documentation process. 918-221-7769
  3. 3. 8596 E. 101st Street, Suite H Tulsa, OK 74133 www.outsourcestrategies.com The medical codes for billing meniscectomy are as follows: ICD-10 Codes S83.2 - Tear of meniscus, current injury S83.20 - Tear of unspecified meniscus, current injury S83.21 - Bucket-handle tear of medial meniscus, current injury S83.22 - Peripheral tear of medial meniscus, current injury S83.23 - Complex tear of medial meniscus, current injury S83.24 - Other tear of medial meniscus, current injury S83.25 - Bucket-handle tear of lateral meniscus, current injury S83.26 - Peripheral tear of lateral meniscus, current injury S83.27 - Complex tear of lateral meniscus, current injury S83.28 - Other tear of lateral meniscus, current injury 918-221-7769
  4. 4. 8596 E. 101st Street, Suite H Tulsa, OK 74133 www.outsourcestrategies.com CPT Codes 27332 - Arthrotomy, with excision of semilunar cartilage (meniscectomy) knee 27333 - Arthrotomy, with excision of semilunar cartilage (meniscectomy) knee 29868 - Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; meniscal transplantation (includes arthrotomy for meniscal insertion), medial or lateral 29880 - Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with meniscectomy (medial AND lateral, including any meniscal shaving) including debridement/shaving of articular cartilage (chondroplasty), same or separate compartment(s), when performed 918-221-7769
  5. 5. 8596 E. 101st Street, Suite H Tulsa, OK 74133 www.outsourcestrategies.com CPT Codes 29881 - Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with meniscectomy (medial OR lateral, including any meniscal shaving) including debridement/shaving of articular cartilage (chondroplasty), same or separate compartment(s), when performed 29882 - Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with meniscus repair (medial OR lateral) 29883 - Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with meniscus repair (medial AND lateral) 918-221-7769
  6. 6. 8596 E. 101st Street, Suite H Tulsa, OK 74133 www.outsourcestrategies.com HCPCS Code G0428 - Collagen meniscus implant procedure for filling meniscal defects (e.g., CMI, collagen scaffold, Menaflex) As medical billing and coding for torn meniscus repair can be complex, orthopedic physicians can rely on specialized medical billing and coding services for timely and accurate claim submission. 918-221-7769
  7. 7. 8596 E. 101st Street, Suite H Tulsa, OK 74133 www.outsourcestrategies.com CONTACT Headquarters: 8596 E. 101st Street, Suite H Tulsa, OK 74133 Main: (800) 670 2809 Fax: (877) 835-5442 E-mail: info@managedoutsource.com URL: www.outsourcestrategies.com Thank You !!! in

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