Code Description

CPT Code

Knee Arthroscopy, Diagnostic

29870

Shoulder Arthroscopy, Diagnostic

29805

Elbow Arthroscopy, Diagnostic

29830

Wrist Arthroscopy, Diagnostic

29840

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FAQs

How will C Scope benefit my practice ? 

The C Scope® can help physicians increase practice efficiency by facilitating patients through consult, diagnosis and treatment plan. C Scope® puts the diagnosis into the physician’s hands, allowing them take control and offer a better approach to patient care.

Who are ideal C Scope patients ? 

The C Scope® is ideal for any patient with joint pain, especially patients that want to streamline their visits and get real time answers with an accurate diagnosis to determine the best treatment plan.

Will patients experience Pain during the C Scope Procedure ? 

Patients tolerate these types of procedures very well and most report no pain. Each patient is different and pain may be variable. We recommend local anesthetic prior to the C Scope® procedure. This will numb the skin and surrounding area and should avoid any discomfort during the procedure.

Will there be a decrease in reimbursement if a patient is taken to surgery after diagnosis with C Scope ?  

If the decision is made to surgically intervene after the C Scope procedure, the 58 modifier would be applied to the secondary surgery to indicate a related or staged procedure. Adding the modifier would allow for reimbursement of follow up procedure during the 90-day Global Period.

Does insurance reimburse procedures done with the C Scope ?  

The CPT codes that are commonly used for C Scope procedures are well-established and accepted by insurance providers. Many are the same codes that are used for traditional arthroscopic procedures. There are a number of CPT codes that can be billed for C Scope depending on the procedure and treatment.

*Consult your practice's billing specialist for further information. Rates and reimbursement varies by insurance and region.

Do I need a prior-authorization before performing a C Scope Procedure ? 

Prior-authorization is plan dependent. C Scope® procedures are treated like any other procedure by the billing office if a patient’s insurance plan dictates the need for prior-authorization.