Arthroscopic Tuberoplasty-have a surgeon

scooter1

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I have a surgeon who is going to perform an arthroscopic Tuberoplasty of the shoulder.

Does anyone have any idea of a CPT code for this ? I am at the point of using the
unlisted code, but I would still need an open code to compare to.

Please, please help

Thank you
 

Jamie Dezenzo

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per ortho alert

Published in Orthopedic Coding Alert, May 2010

Question: Our physician's notes state that he debrided a patient's long, pointy-looking greater tuberosity. He documented that he performed a tuberoplasty. What is tuberoplasty, and is it bundled with rotator cuff repair?Washington Subscriber

Answer: You should be able to report both codes, but realize that CPT does not include a code for tuberoplasty. If the surgeon completed the procedure arthroscopically, you would submit 29827 (Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; with rotator cuff repair) with 29999 (Unlisted procedure, arthroplasty). [...]

maybe 29826 as compare to code....

hope this helps!
 
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