Question Open subpectoral decompression

tamale79

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Has anyone charged for an open subpectoral decompression?? I need to give codes for pre-auth. The dx is slap tear.
I've triple-checked with the sx scheduler. She says this is what the dr wrote, but I can't find anything, and I've never seen it before.
I'm thinking unlisted 23929...?
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Orthocoderpgu

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My guess is that you are concentrating on the approach, and not the actual procedure. I think the surgeon is going to do a sub-pectoral biceps tenodesis. The biceps tendon is cut and then anchored. This takes the pressure off of the SLAP tear, hence the name "decompression". Before doing the preauth I would check with the surgeon and verify that this is correct.
 

tamale79

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Omg, why didn't he just call it a bicep tenodesis?!?
Thank you so much! I was trying to figure out what he would be decompressing under the pec.
 
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