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    Hello,
    Hope you can help...Dr did left AC joint reconstruction with hamstring allograft tendon.
    I used 23550 for ac joint reconstruction, I cant use 23552 for with fascial graft because that is for harvesting graft from pt and Allograft is from a cadaver so is there a code I could use for allograft tendon? I saw Allograft skin but that wont work, and 20924 is not from cadaver.
    Should I add 22 mod on 23550 or just code as 23550 no mod?
    Appreciate the help.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaisyAnn View Post
    Hello,
    Hope you can help...Dr did left AC joint reconstruction with hamstring allograft tendon.
    I used 23550 for ac joint reconstruction, I cant use 23552 for with fascial graft because that is for harvesting graft from pt and Allograft is from a cadaver so is there a code I could use for allograft tendon? I saw Allograft skin but that wont work, and 20924 is not from cadaver.
    Should I add 22 mod on 23550 or just code as 23550 no mod?
    Appreciate the help.
    Thanks.
    23550-22 would be the appropriate code/modifier for this

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    Thanks!!!!!

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