Shoulder 29823 & 29822

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Doc did focal microfracture chondroplasty in the central glenoid. I am going to use 29823. He also did debridement of the superior labrum. Can I also charge 29822 -59?

Thanks for any opinions!
 

Bella Cullen

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Doc did focal microfracture chondroplasty in the central glenoid. I am going to use 29823. He also did debridement of the superior labrum. Can I also charge 29822 -59?

Thanks for any opinions!
This is the description under CPT 29822 on Custom Coder.net

Plain English Description™:
The physician inserts an arthroscope into the shoulder joint and removes a small amount of debris from the joint. Code 29823 if a large amount of debris is removed from the joint.

In my opinion, I don't think you can bill both of those codes for the same shoulder.
 
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