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Knee Replacement Surgery Coding Challenge

knee replacement surgery coding
Total knee replacement performed due to complications of rheumatoid arthritis.

The Coding Challenge


Patient with a long history of rheumatoid arthritis is admitted for a total knee replacement of both knees. The patient has significant bilateral knee joint pain, stiffness, and loss of function. Assign the CPT code(s).

A. 27447, 27447-50
B. 27446-50
C. 27447-51
D. 27487-RT, 27487-LT


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