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shoulder lysis vs debridement

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    Default shoulder lysis vs debridement
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    I have an MD from Orthonet trying to tell me to bill 29825 for lysis of shoulder adhesions when the op report states "we used an arthroscopic biter to incise the middle glenohumeral ligament & continued the capsular release through the anterior-inferior quadrant." Then they moved the arthroscope anterior & it states "A capsular release was then performed". I don't see the op report supporting any lysis of adhesions- only debridement which was billed as 29823. For 29825 doesn't it actually have to say lysis of adhesions was performed? Maybe 29806 would be more appropriate?

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    I was taught that if it wasn't documented, it wasn't done.

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    what are the different ways to perform lysis of adhesions? laser, electricity, chemical?

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