Drain insertion

Hi group!
My doc is doing a lateral meniscectomy, abrasion arthroplasty and an insertion of a drain. The diagnoses are knee effusion, lateral meniscus tear, and cartilage injury.

Is the drain part of any of those? Or is there a separate CPT for that?

Jill Smithers, CPC, CEMC
Physician Coder III
Ortho, WMC IPG
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System


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