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codes 29822 and 29823 help

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    Medical Coding Books
    I have a question about codes 29822 and code 29823. What is the difference between the two codes? What makes the procedure done extensive? Is there a place I can read about the 2 codes? I did look in the coding companion and it did not explain the difference. Thanks for the help.

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    Albany, New York
    Review the website below, this will differentiate the 2 codes.
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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    Long Island/New York
    Default Shoulder
    when a debriment is done in the shoulder for it to be an extensive debriment it must be performed, and documented, that it was done in 2 of the 3 billable compartments - i.e. glenohumeral joint, subacrominal space or acromioclavicular joint.

    hope this helps a little bit as it can be a little confusing

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    Thanks So Much

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