• Knee Cartilage Repair

    July 2019

    There are many procedures performed for repair of knee cartilage defects, many of which are reported with unlisted CPT code 27599.   Remember that it is not appropriate to report a procedure that is “close to” the actual service performed but that is normally what happens.

    The service that I want to discuss is based on an April 2019 FAQ in CPT Assistant.   The question is whether or not CPT code 27415 Osteochondral allograft, knee, open can be reported for the following type of procedure.

    The physician makes an approach through a medial parapatellar arthrotomy. After reflecting the patella there is

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