CPT Coding - Arthroscopy Codes

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CPT code Description Additional Information RVU's Compatible ICD-9
29805 Arthroscopy,  shoulder,  diagnostic,  with or without synovial biopsy (separate procedure)  13.84 195.4, 215.2, 710.0, 710.1, 710.2, 711.01, 714.0, 715.11, 715.21, 715.91, 716.11, 718.01, 718.21, 718.31, 718.41, 718.71, 719.11, 719.21, 719.31, 726.0, 726.11, 727.61, 840.0, 840.1, 840.2, 840.3, 840.4, 840.5, 840.6
29806 Arthroscopy,  shoulder,  surgical; capsulorrhaphy  31.25 718.21, 718.31, 831.00, 831.01, 831.02, 831.03, 831.10, 831.11, 831.12, 831.13, 840.2, 840.4, 840.5
29807 Arthroscopy,  shoulder,  surgical; repair of SLAP lesion  30.44 718.31, 840.7
29819 Arthroscopy,  shoulder,  surgical; with removal of loose body or foreign body  17.23 275.40, 275.42, 275.49, 718.01, 718.11, 729.6
29820 Arthroscopy,  shoulder,  surgical; synovectomy,  partial  15.87 170.4, 171.2, 195.4, 213.4, 215.2, 238.0, 239.2, 275.41275.42, 275.5, 357.1, 359.6, 446.0, 710.0, 710.1, 710.2, 712.11, 712.12, 714.0, 715.11, 719.21, 726.0, 726.11, 726.12, 727.00
29821 synovectomy,  complete  17.40 170.4, 171.2, 195.4, 213.4, 215.2, 238.0, 239.2, 275.41275.42, 275.5, 357.1, 359.6, 446.0, 710.0, 710.1, 710.2, 712.11, 712.12, 714.0, 715.11, 719.21, 726.0, 726.11, 726.12, 727.00
29822 Arthroscopy,  shoulder,  surgical; debridement,  limited  16.92 357.1, 359.6, 446.0, 710.0, 710.1, 710.2, 714.0, 715.11, 715.31, 715.91, 716.01, 716.11, 718.01, 718.31, 718.81, 719.01, 719.21, 719.41, 726.0, 726.10, 726.11, 726.12, 726.19, 726.2, 727.00, 733.90, 840.0, 840.4, 840.6, 840.8
29823 debridement,  extensive  18.48 357.1, 359.6, 446.0, 710.0, 710.1, 710.2, 714.0, 715.11, 715.31, 715.91, 716.01, 716.11, 718.01, 718.31, 718.81, 719.01, 719.21, 719.41, 726.0, 726.10, 726.11, 726.12, 726.19, 726.2, 727.00, 733.90, 840.0, 840.4, 840.6, 840.8
29824 Arthroscopy,  shoulder,  surgical; distal claviculectomy including distal articular surface (Mumford procedure)  19.91 170.3, 196.3, 198.5, 198.89213.3, 238.0, 239.2, 715.11, 715.21, 716.11, 716.61, 718.01, 718.31, 728.86, 730.11, 731.3, 733.49, 733.90, 738.8, 785.4, 831.04
29825 Arthroscopy,  shoulder,  surgical; with lysis and resection of adhesions,  with or without maniputation  17.22 357.1, 359.6, 446.0, 710.0, 710.1, 710.2, 714.0, 715.11, 715.31, 715.91, 716.11, 718.31, 718.41, 718.51, 726.0, 726.10, 726.11, 726.12, 726.49, 726.2, 840.0, 840.4, 840.6, 840.9
29826 Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; decompression of subacromial space with partial acromioplasty, with coracoacromial ligament (ie arch) release,  when performed (list sep. in addition to code for primary procedure)  5.24 353.0, 715.11, 715.21, 715.31, 715.91, 716.11, 718.01, 718.31, 718.51, 718.81, 726.0, 716.10, 726.11, 726.12, 726.13, 726.19, 726.2, 727.61, 840.0, 840.4, 840.8
29827 Arthroscopy,  shoulder,  surgical; with rotator cuff repair  31.73 715.10, 715.11, 715.21, 715.31, 716.11, 716.61, 719.41, 726.10, 726.13, 727.61, 831.00, 831.01, 831.02, 831.03, 840.4, 927.00, 959.2
29828 Arthroscopy,  shoulder,  surgical; biceps tenodesis  27.13 170.4, 195.4, 213.4, 446.0, 714.0, 715.11, 715.21, 715.31, 716.11, 716.61, 716.91, 718.01, 718.21, 718.31, 718.41, 718.71, 718.81, 719.01, 719.11, 719.41, 719.81, 726.0, 726.10, 726.11, 726.12, 726.2, 727.61, 727.62, 831.00, 831.01, 831.02, 840.0, 840.3, 840.4, 840.5, 840.6, 840.8, 880.02, 905.2, 905.6, 927.00
29830 Arthroscopy,  elbow,  diagnostic,  with or without synovial biopsy (separate procedure)  13.34 170.4, 171.2, 195.4, 213.4, 215.2, 229.8, 232.6, 238.0, 238.1, 239.2, 275.40, 275.41, 275.42, 275.49, 275.5, 357.1, 359.6, 446.0, 710.0, 710.1, 710.2, 714.0, 715.12, 715.22, 716.12, 718.02, 718.22, 718.32, 718.42, 719.22, 727.00
29834 Arthrocopy,  elbow,  surgical; with removal of loose body or foreign body  14.48 718.02, 718.12, 729.6, 733.99
29835 Arthroscopy,  elbow,  surgical; synovectomy,  partial  14.86 275.40, 275.41, 275.49, 275.5, 357.1, 359.6, 446.0, 710.0, 710.1, 710.2, 712.12, 712.22, 714.0, 715.12, 718.32, 718.82, 719.12, 719.22, 727.00
29836 synovectomy,  complete  17.14 275.40, 275.41, 275.49, 275.5, 357.1, 359.6, 446.0, 710.0, 710.1, 710.2, 712.12, 712.22, 714.0, 715.12, 718.32, 718.82, 719.12, 719.22, 727.00
29837 Arthroscopy,  elbow,  surgical; debridement,  limited  15.57 275.41, 275.42, 275.5, 357.1, 359.6, 446.0, 710.0, 710.1, 710.2, 712.12, 712.22, 714.0, 715.12, 718.22, 718.32, 718.82, 719.22, 727.00
29838 debridement,  extensive  17.38 275.41, 275.42, 275.5, 357.1, 359.6, 446.0, 710.0, 710.1, 710.2, 712.12, 712.22, 714.0, 715.12, 718.22, 718.32, 718.82, 719.22, 727.00
29840 Arthroscopy,  wrist,  diagnostic,  with or without synovial biopsy (separate procedure)  13.36 170.5, 171.2, 198.5, 198.89, 213.5, 215.2, 238.0, 238.1, 239.2, 275.40, 275.42, 275.49, 357.1, 359.6, 446.0, 710.0, 710.1, 710.2, 714.0, 715.23, 716.13, 718.03, 718.23, 718.33, 718.43, 718.73, 719.23, 727.09
29843 Arthroscopy,  wrist,  surgical for infection,  lavage and drainage  14.17 711.03, 711.43, 711.53, 711.63, 711.83, 711.93, 996.67, 996.69, 998.51, 998.59
29844 Arthroscopy,  wrist,  surgical; synovectomy,  partial  14.68 171.2, 198.89, 215.2, 238.1, 239.2, 275.40, 275.41, 275.49, 275.5, 357.1, 359.6, 446.0, 710.0, 710.1, 710.2, 712.12, 712.23, 714.0, 715.13, 719.23, 727.00
29845 synovectomy,  complete  16.92 171.2, 198.89, 215.2, 238.1, 239.2, 275.40, 275.41, 275.49, 275.5, 357.1, 359.6, 446.0, 710.0, 710.1, 710.2, 712.12, 712.23, 714.0, 715.13, 719.23, 727.00
29846 Arthroscopy,  wrist,  surgical; excision and/or repair of triangluar fibrocartilage and/or joint debridement  15.34 718.03, 718.83
29847 Arthroscopy,  wrist,  surgical ; internal fixation for fracture or instability  15.93 718.83, 718.93, 733.12, 733.81, 733.83, 813.40, 813.41, 813.42, 813.43, 813.44, 813.45, 813.46, 813.47, V54.12,  V54.22
29848 Endoscopy,  wrist,  surgical,  with release of transverse carpal ligament  14.98 354.0
29900 Arthroscopy,  metacarpophalangeal joint,  diagnostic,  includes synovial biopsy  13.78 357.1, 359.6, 682.4, 709.4, 710.0, 710.1, 710.2, 711.04, 714.0, 714.30, 714.31, 714.9, 716.04, 716.14, 716.64, 718.74, 719.24, 727.01, 727.05, 728.0, 728.82, 729.6, 730.04, 730.14, 730.24, 730.34, 730.84, 882.1, 883.1
29901 Arthroscopy,  metacarpophalangeal joint,  surgical; with debridement  15.72 682.4, 709.4, 710.2, 711.04, 716.04, 716.94, 718.04, 718.44, 718.54, 728.0, 728.82, 729.4, 729.6, 730.04, 730.14, 730.24, 730.34, 730.84, 731.3, 882.1, 883.1
29902 Arthroscopy,  metacarpophalangeal joint,  surgical; with reduction of displaced ulnar collateral ligament (eg,  Stenar lesion)  17.58 815.01, 815.11, 834.01, 834.11, 841.1, 842.12, 883.2, 927.20, 927.3