Shoulder Coding Question

Jennae929

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I am confused as to if/how to code for a open RC Repair when the Surgeon attempted to repair the Rotator Cuff but after attempting it was found to be irreparable. Any information would be extremely helpful and graciously accepted.
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Orthocoderpgu

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23412-52? Would really need the note for this. There is no doubt that debridement was done of the tendon(s) before the repair was attempted. Was a SAD done with an acromioplasty? That would be 29823&29826. Was more than one tendon to repair? Chances are that the physician performed some billable procedure(s) before attempting the repair. Post the procedure part of the note.
 
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