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Old 07-12-2011, 02:19 PM
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Default Arthroscopic subacrominal bursectomy cpt code

I need a cpt code for arthroscopic subacrominal bursectomy
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:08 PM
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Hi,
I go with 29823.

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Old 07-14-2011, 06:03 AM
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The correct code is 29826. According to the description from the Ingenix Coding Companion:

The arthroscope is inserted into the posterior portal, where it is driven into the subacromial space for visualization of the subacromial joint. A limited bursectomy is performed using a full radius shaver and, if necessary, the physician clears the undersurface of the antero-lateral acromion of soft tissue.

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Old 11-15-2012, 12:46 PM
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Code 29826 is correct. Bursectomy is included.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:02 PM
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CPT code 29826 would NOT be appropriate for just a bursectomy. CPT 29826 is for coding a subacromial decompression that they bundle a minimal bursectomy into. For just a straight bursectomy, use debridement codes 29822 or 29823, depending on the number of areas or amount of debridement that took place.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:44 PM
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CPT code 29826 would NOT be appropriate for just a bursectomy. CPT 29826 is for coding a subacromial decompression that they bundle a minimal bursectomy into. For just a straight bursectomy, use debridement codes 29822 or 29823, depending on the number of areas or amount of debridement that took place.
I agree..
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