Can somebody help me on this? The Physician did debridement of labrum right shoulder and hemiarthroplasty of right shoulder. Isn't the 29823 inslusive in 23470 and only 23470 should be billed?
Thank you for your reply.
But, this was the same shoulder and same incision, isn't modifier 59 appended where there is a second incision and different body part?
My other question is; if they do total shoulder replacement isn't the debridement of the
labrum necessary to be done in order to do this procedure correctly?
Thank you so much