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    Question Staged revision of arthroscopic ACL

    One of our providers is performing an arthroscopic bone grafting of the femoral and tibial tunnels as the first stage of the revision with an arthroscopic partial medial meniscectomy. She is wanting to bill out 29881, 27356 & 27638; we have searched and are suggesting 29881 with 29999(compared...
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    Question Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair with Arthroscopic Shoulder Procedures... Possible to Bill?

    Hello Everyone, I know this is a repeated question that frequently finds its way on this forum (apologies)... but, as with many coding scenarios, there seem to be mixed answers / solutions. Or, perhaps, I am misinterpreting it, which is also entirely possible. From what I have read, the...
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    arthroscopic debridement w/decompression + OPEN Cuff repair (+29826 23412 CCI edit)

    Codes in question: 29823 +29826 and 23412 (arthroscopic debridement +decompression and OPEN Cuff repair) 23412 and +29826 are producing a CCI edit The arthroscopic PARENT procedure code (29823) does NOT have a CCI edit with add-on code +29826 (decompression of subacromial space), and the...
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    Unlisted codes per the Current Trends in Arthroscopic Surgery webinar

    After reviewing the webinar I was hoping to get a response from Lynn Anderanin on these: What comparison code do you recommend for the unlisted hip procedures: * IT band release * Gluteus repair * Tronchanteric Bursectomy These are normally performed in conjunction with the 29914, 29916 or...
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    Fenestration of parameniscal cyst

    Does anyone know if there is a separate code for fenestration of parameniscal cyst during arthroscopic meniscectomy? Thanks for your help! Tobi Chandler, CPC
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    biceps tenotomy

    I am having a problem coming up with the right code for a biceps tenotomy. PROCEDURE PERFORMED: 1. Diagnostic and surgical arthroscopy left shoulder with arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. 2. Left shoulder arthroscopic biceps tenotomy. I have seen some say to code as unlisted 29999. also...
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    Arthroscopic shoulder cpt code for biceps tenotomy, subacromial decompression with ma

    What are the correct CPT code for arthroscopic shoulder for adhesive capsulitis, biceps tendon tear, impingement I got the subcaromial decompression and he did do the acromoplasty - 29826 For the biceps tenotomy there was significant damage- the shaver was used to release the biceps tendon. I...
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    HELP.... Coding Question

    I have 2 procedures that started out as arthroscopic and converted to open. ICD9 had a conversion code that I could use to show that it went to an open case. Not seeing conversion code in ICD10. If there is no code available I was thinking of just coding the open first then arthroscopic as I...
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    Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair question- have 29827-RT

    I am billing for an ASC and I am questioning myself on this case. The procedures were: Rt shoulder arthroscopic rotator cuff repair Rt shoulder arthroscopic subacromial decompression Rt shoulder arthroscopic acromioclavicular joint arthroplasty Rt shoulder major joint injection for post op...