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Old 04-21-2009, 11:42 AM
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Default Arthroscopic Biceps tenotomy

I have a surgeon who does a lot of scope cases including arthroscopic biceps tenotomy...can someone help me with this procedure code?
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:45 PM
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We use 29999 unlisted
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:58 PM
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thanks..do you find it hard to get paid for the unlisted code
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:07 PM
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We send right away on paper with op, cover letter with comparable cpt/rvu.

Ins companies love to not pay but if the documentation is there you should get paid. I also underline the part of the unlisted surgery for the claims examiner to show exactly where & why we're using the unlisted code.
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:10 PM
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Okay, thanks for your help. I am still new to Ortho coding, do you have any suggestions for good resources/seminars?
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:38 PM
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anything by Margie Vaught. I am new as well and went to her conference in New Orleans in Feb. Very informative. I also get great info and resources from this site here.

Most are extremely helpful. Good luck.
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Speaking as a payer we do not 'love to not pay'. We simply require appropriate documentation to see what we're paying.
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